Mounted on a wall just outside of the Capitol Rotunda is a massive bronze plaque, regularly drawing the attention of Capitol Hill interns and perceptive visitors alike. For those who take the time to read its inscription, the Flight 93 Memorial Plaque serves as a poignant reminder of just how directly the Washington, D.C. area was impacted on September 11th, 2001. United Airlines Flight 93, for those who are unaware, is one of the planes which was hijacked by al-Qaeda terrorists on that fateful day 17 years ago, and was eventually crashed in a rural field outside of Shanksville, Pennsylvania. It is widely believed that the hijackers of Flight 93 intended to attack a major Washington landmark
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