"When they call the names each year its like as if it was just yesterday."
11 years have passed since Marilyn Johnson lost her brother - LeRoy Homer. He was the first officer on board Flight 93. She says her brother was living his dream as a pilot.
"If you met him you wouldn't even know he was a pilot. He would ask about you and that's how he was."
This New York native says coming to Shanksville every year on the anniversary is like coming home.
Johnson says, "You don't have that gravestone but this is nice this is a tribute to him and passenger of Flight 93."
Recently family members of those on board of Flight 93 received a certificate saying their loved ones are now residents here in the state of Pennsylvania. For the families of those 40 heroes, "We feel resident of PA as well too, " explains Johnson.
Coming back to the sacred ground where their loved ones perished that fateful day allows them to mourn, family members say and also brings them a sense a comfort.