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Flight 93 National Memorial, Stoystown

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Flight 93 National Memorial honors the passengers and crew aboard the United Airlines flight who stopped hijackers from reaching their target on September 11, 2001. After learning of the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, the passengers and crew fought back, and the hijackers decided to crash the plane before reaching their planned destination. Directly after the event in 2001, a temporary memorial was built on the crash site. In 2005, the design from the team led by Paul and Milena Murdoch was chosen for the permanent memorial. The project, which will be completed in phases, is still under construction. However, the memorial in its current form is powerful and well worth the visit. Pay your respects as you take in the impact site, now planted with wildflowers, and the Wall of Names, which features 40 white marble panels, each inscribed with a hero's name, lined along a black granite walkway. Add Flight 93 National Memorial to your Stoystown travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Stoystown itinerary maker.
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  • I waited way too long to see this memorial, but the wait was beneficial since the Visitors' Center was opened in 2016. Pittsburgh is my hometown, so we drove to the memorial after a family visit. It i...  more »
  • I was moved more than I thought I'd be at this memorial. I had heard that there was a wall with names on it and a rock standing in the field where the nose of the plane came to rest. I didn't expect t...  more »
  • The national memorial is important to visit for every American or tourists. It's a bit distant from the PA Turnpike ~ 30 minutes from the exit. We stoped there on a drive from Philly to Pittsburgh. Th...  more »
  • This is an amazing monument and memorial. It's setting and design create a somber focus that strips the world down to that fateful moment and allows us to ponder the magnitude of the event. The memorial has amazing design elements that create sacred moment of discovery and revelation. An example was the way the names were etched on stone slabs, but there was a victim who was pregnant. Her unborn child was added to her memorial in a way that was nearly invisible unless you looked at it from the right angle. There were many thoughtful and respectful details throughout. Plan for a long visit with a lot of walking. I enjoyed the many opportunities to wander and walk but some people may find this problematic.
  • The area is still under construction. The visitor center, learning center and monument are completed. Plenty of parking from bikes to RVs and trailers. There are guides there to help you and answer questions. Its a beautiful place put together nicely. The visitor center is awesome and will bring tears to most. Visit, it's a beautiful place to remember the heroes on flight 93.
  • I hadn't been here since a day after the crash, what a pleasant surprise. The new memorial was closed when we attended but the year of the facility was very well done. It was great that park rangers were also around to answer questions. Another nice addition of the ability to do a virtual audio tour on your own via cell. I would love to go back when I had more time and during business hours.
  • This memorial was so well put together - it briefly explains the tragic events that took place on that day, but it's not overdone. It's simplistic in design but very emotional, and it has a very respectful and somber mood about it. It allows you a few moments of silence to respect those whose lives were lost on that terrible day. Visiting the memorial is truly a moving experience.
  • Although we were there on the celebration of 9/11. The staff was from all over the east coast and very pleasant and respectful. You could tell some of the locals that worked there were very moved on this particular day but it didn't stop them from being very helpful even when I misplaced my phone. It's a reminder of the extremes we have to go to protect out American Freedom.