On the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, crew and passengers boarded United Airlines Flight 93 expecting to land in San Francisco later that day. Instead, at 10:03 a.m., Flight 93 was brought down to its final resting spot in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

The actions of the flight’s passengers prevented terrorist hijackers from reaching their destination.

Gordon Felt’s brother, Ed, was one of the passengers aboard that flight, which crashed in Somerset County.

Today, 16 years later, USS Somerset – named in honor of Flight 93’s courageous passengers and crew – is one of the Navy’s 9/11 tribute ships, among USS New York (LPD 21) and USS Arlington (LPD 24).

Watch how USS Somerset is keeping the strength and courage of Flight 93’s passengers alive as Somerset’s Sailors protect and defend America.