Navy Ship Honors Flight 93

U.S.S. Somerset

The group Families of Flight 93 continues efforts to commission a ship out of Philadelphia and have mementos of their loved ones who perished on the plane on the naval vessel, the group’s president said on Saturday.

Gordon Felt, whose brother, Edward, was among the 40 passengers and crew aboard United Flight 93 on Sept. 11, 2001, said the letter requesting the USS Somerset be commissioned out of Philadelphia was sent to the Secretary of the Navy.

He said he knows of no final decision being made on the commissioning.

“I believe it’s going to be sometime next year, but that’s as definitive as I can get,” Felt added during a conference call held as part of the Flight 93 Advisory Commission’s quarterly meeting in Somerset.

Families of the 40 passengers and crews have been asked to contribute a quilt square and photographs of their loved ones to be displayed on the USS Somerset, Felt said. The squares will be formed into one quilt.

“The Navy’s doing a great job of personalizing the ship,” Felt said.

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