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SHANKSVILLE, Penn. - The crew of the amphibious transport dock ship USS Somerset (LPD 25) visited Somerset County, Pa., to attend the 21st Anniversary Observance of September 11 at the Flight 93 National Memorial.
The ship was named for Somerset County, in honor of the 40 passengers and crew who gave their lives on United Airlines Flight 93, which was hijacked during the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. The passengers and crew prevented the plane from reaching its intended target, but tragically crashed in Stoneycreek Township in Somerset County.