Blaze consumes park HQ at Flight 93 memorial in Shanksville, PA

Blaze consumes park HQ at Flight 93 memorial in Shanksville, PA

[Ed. – What a weird series of unfortunate events recently.  When’s that next “blood moon”?]

A flag that flew over the U.S. Capitol on Sept. 11, 2001, was consumed in a fire at the Flight 93 National Memorial in Pennsylvania, the National Park Service said Saturday.

Friday’s fire in Shanksville destroyed the park’s headquarters complex. State police and the park service are conducting a joint investigation into the blaze, whose cause hasn’t been determined, the park service said.

Park staff completed an initial inventory Saturday and said that, in addition to the flag, the losses included a handful of personal items of passengers and crew, DVD copies of the annual commemoration ceremony and meetings of the Flight 93 National Memorial Federal Advisory Commission, and about 100 tribute items left by visitors since 2001. …

The buildings comprised the park’s headquarters, with conference facilities, storage space and the superintendent’s office. The under-construction memorial and visitors center are about 2 miles away and were unaffected by the fire.

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