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. Take a look at our Stoystown trip planner to schedule your visit to Flight 93 National Memorial and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • I stopped here with my mother as we were driving by on Thanksgiving Day. The visitor's center was closed of course, but the memorial is accessible. Because it was Thanksgiving Day, there were very few...  more »
  • At the same time solumn, inspiring and sure to be soul searching, a side trip or a special intent to go to Stoystown PA for the Flight 93 Memorial will be rewarding. The last of the planes to crash on...  more »
  • Visited the museum and crash site. Words really cannot describe the impact Flight 93 Memorial will have on you. Listening the the passengers' last phone calls is very emotional  more »
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  • Amazing place to visit. Went for the first time the year after the crash. Have been there 5 times since. They keep adding more tributes and information. Staff and Rangers are great. Definitely sit down and listen to the story they tell. Usually not a dry eye in the house when it's done. Just be respectful, it is a somber resting place for heroes, and they deserve it. Biker friendly and tons of parking.
  • A great tribute to the men and women on board Flight 93 who kept this plane from taking more lives. The grounds are well kept and reminiscent of Arlington, the Vietnam Memorial and the World War II Memorial. If you are nearby on I-76, this is a short detour and well worth a visit!
  • I was in awe at the courage of the passengers on Flight 93. The Visitor's Center is well set up and the displays, some interactive, are informative. As one continues through, it becomes more and more emotional. It made me proud to be a human being: somehow "connected" with each of the people on that plane, who exhibited true heroism. It was a very cold day, so I didn't travel to the Wall. The mountainous road I traveled to get there... I would not want to travel in the winter, with snow.... But, any time you have a chance to visit this NPS Site, TAKE IT!
  • This is a lovely memorial with thoughtful architectural design and landscaping. The grounds are a pleasure to walk through and the museum is very powerful. The property has an abundance of song birds. There is no food court or restaurant here, so visitors should plan accordingly. The park plants new trees on a yearly basis and volunteers are encouraged to participate.
  • The five stars is representative of the effect that this memorial had on me. This is a very solemn place of rememberance. The flight 93 memorial is on a windswept hilltop in stoysville Pennsylvania. The flight path of the plane is marked on the ground with a timeline of the other aircraft. The path leads your eye to the impact point which is marked by a 34 ton rock. In the visitor center is an in depth timeline and description of the events of that terrible day.
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