THOSE ARE NEVER TO BE FORGOTTEN
The terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 continue to be honored in communities throughout the United States. Chico, once again, is no exception.
Annually on Sept. 11, someone places flowers on a bench in Bidwell Park in memory of Nicole Miller, who was among the 44 people to lose their life in the Flight 93 plane crash that day.
Miller’s parents lived in Forest Ranch at the time, and she had been accepted at Chico State for the spring 2002 semester. She was a 21-year-old community college student living in the Bay Area.
Miller was on vacation with her boyfriend in New York and New Jersey when she boarded the flight alone in Newark.
The plaque reads “A hero of hijacked United Airlines Flight 93.”
The flightw went down in a field in Pennsylvania after the passengers, who were aware that other planes had been hijacked and turned into missiles for terrorist strikes, fought back and attempted to regain control of the aircraft. Their actions are credited with saving the lives of countless people, as the hijackers were heading to Washington DC with the plane.