Harry Kramer braved the washed-out roads, the steady drizzle and mile-long backups on muddy roads Friday. He wanted to pay his respect to the victims of Flight 93.

He will be here again today to see the unveiling of the first phase of the permanent Flight 93 National Memorial that has been 10 years in the making. And he’ll be here Sunday, when the 10th Commemorative Memorial Service is held.

“I’m glad to see it,” says Kramer, who lives near Philadelphia. “It’s a great tribute to the people who were on the flight.”