Town looks to Oklahoma City while planning 9/11 memorial

Sunday, May 11th 2003, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

SOMERSET, Pa. (AP) _ Members of a task force planning a memorial to United Airlines Flight 93 said they learned important lessons from visiting a memorial for victims of the 1995 bombing of Oklahoma City's federal building.

The group met for the second time Saturday in Somerset, about 60 miles southeast of Pittsburgh, not far from where the airliner crashed during the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

Flight 93 departed from Newark, N.J. It is believed the jet crashed when those aboard confronted terrorist hijackers.

Ken Nacke, a Baltimore-area policeman whose brother Louis Nacke III died on Flight 93, said the family members of the Oklahoma City bombing victims took control of that memorial process early. Nacke said the task force _ which includes family members and government officials _ should keep that in mind.