Hundreds of volunteers plant trees at Flight 93

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Hundreds of volunteers planted thousands of trees at the Flight 93 National Memorial.

Friday and Saturday, 400 volunteers helped plant tree seedlings at the park in Somerset County. It’s part of the park’s reforestation effort to replant trees on the old surface mine.

Some of the volunteers included local college students through the memorial’s first-ever alternative spring break program.

“It’s really cool. All of the other students and I thougt  it’s such an honor. We’re the first ones doing the alternative break. So, to get to do all of this for such a good cause and such a special place is really cool,” said Angela Haggard, a student volunteer.

The goal is to plant 150,000 trees in total. Over the past seven years, volunteers have already planted 115,000.

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