Vice President Mike Pence will speak at the Flight 93 memorial today to mark the 16th anniversary of 9/11, per The Tribune-Democrat. Also, a 93-foot-tall "Tower of Voices" with 40 wind chimes will stand at Flight 93 memorial in Somerset County. The 40 wind chimes will represent the voices of each passenger and crew aboard the flight, TribLive reported. Family members and friends gathered Sunday for a ground- and sound-breaking ceremony marking the start of work, which is expected to be dedicated in September 2018.
Many political newbies from Pittsburgh are plotting runs for office following the election of Donald Trump. Pennsylvania’s Democratic party is planning to run candidates in previously ignored races, while some Allegheny County incumbents are seeing their first primary challengers in years. These newcomers may know why they’re running for office. But the same can’t be said for how.
A South Side couple planned an elaborate destination wedding on Hilton Head Island, complete with a pierogi bar and a Duck Donut wall. Every beautiful detail was set to go for this weekend … until Hurricane Irma started churning. So they decided to host a more casual version of wedding earlier in the week, so they and their guests could get back to Pittsburgh. And since it was casual, after all, their guests’ 100 black-and-gold T-shirts emblazoned with the phrase “Yinz Are Gettin’ Married N’at” fit in perfectly. Because what would a destination wedding be without a touch of home, right?
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The Sixteenth Anniversary Observance will be held today at the Flight 93 Memorial, about 80 miles southeast of Pittsburgh. The open-air service will include brief remarks, music, a reading of the names of the 40 passengers and crew members of Flight 93 and the ringing of the Bells of Remembrance.
Where: Visitor Center Complex at 6424 Lincoln Highway (Stoystown)
When: September 11, 2017 at 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
How much: Free
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If you were lucky enough to score Farm Aid tickets, expect to feast your ears on a daylong music festival and treat your tastebuds to an array of foods from family farms, many of them local. At Farm Aid, a music festival benefitting farms, it’s only fitting, of course, that the concession stands feature food produced by farms. Here's what to expect.