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The families of victims consider Shanksville first and foremost a mass grave. When they speak of the site's future, some invoke Arlington or Gettysburg; others want their own private place to mourn. But to most, a memorial conveys a measure of finality that is still too much to bear. "The shock keeps me living in perpetual rawness," says Kimi Beaven, whose husband Alan perished on Flight 93. "As much as I would love to put my heart and mind around my husband's final resting place, I would far rather just let it be the peaceful place that it is; just let it be until I'm ready to honor him."
--By Jodie Morse