Salazar: Job isn't done at Flight 93 memorial

September 9, 2011 - 2:45 PM
Sept 11 Flight 93 Shanksville

Visitors gather at the Flight 93 temporary memorial Thursday Sept. 8, 2011, in Shanksville, Pa. near the site of the crash of United Flight 93 on Sept. 11, 2001. Sunday will mark the tenth anniversary of the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. (AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma)

SHANKSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar is praising all that's been accomplished at the Flight 93 National Memorial, but he says the job isn't done.

Public and private donors have contributed $52 million to the memorial. But Salazar said Friday that $10 million more is needed to build a true visitors center and finish landscaping.

The memorial's first phase is being dedicated Saturday.

Some family members of 40 passengers and crew killed when the plane crashed Sept. 11, 2001, say that seeing the memorial become a reality has helped the healing process.