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Former Steelers plan Flight 93 fundraiser

The Tribune-Review
| Tuesday, July 14, 2009 12:00 a.m

Former Steelers running backs Rocky Bleier and Franco Harris are planning a Sept. 11 fundraiser for the Flight 93 National Memorial.

They will announce plans Wednesday for a “9/11 We Will Never Forget” dinner at Heinz Field.

The goal is to open the $58 million, 2,200-acre memorial in Shanksville on Sept. 11, 2011, the 10th anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.

Flight 93 was flying from Newark, N.J., to San Francisco. Investigators believe the hijackers wanted to crash into a Washington target. The 40 people killed in the crash are recognized as heroes for storming the cockpit and preventing the attack.

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