Biden: Country hasn't forgotten 9/11 families

By JOE MANDAK | September 11, 2012 | 11:35 AM EDT

SHANKSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden told loved ones of those killed 11 years ago on board Flight 93 that a ceremony in western Pennsylvania and others in New York and Washington, D.C. can be a reminder that the country hasn't forgotten them.

Biden participated in Tuesday's wreath-laying at the memorial where a United Airlines jet crashed in a field after passengers tried to wrest control of the plane from their hijackers during the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

Biden addressed about 150 family members and invited guests along with hundreds of citizens who began gathering before dawn in Shanksville, about 60 miles southeast of Pittsburgh.

The names of the passengers and crew were read aloud at 10:03 a.m., the moment the plane crashed.