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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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  • The peacefulness and calm in this Pennsylvania field belies that tragedy that occurred here. On a hijacked flight on September 11, that was headed for the US Capitol, passenger Todd Beamer and others,...  more »
  • Visited shortly after 9/11 and returned for the first time since then to find a memorial that provides a vivid portrayal of the horrific event in a very reverent and respectful way. The Flight Path Wa...  more »
  • This memorial is an excellent way to honor the common citizens who sacrificed their lives to foil the attempt of a group of evil terrorists who planned to attack Washington DC. Their bravery cannot be...  more »
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  • Wonderful tribute to the heroes of Flight 93. The exhibits are well curated, helping the visitor get a better sense of how events unfolded. The atmosphere is somber and thought provoking; we begin to appreciate the greatness hidden inside people who we think are just regular folks. The viewing deck is simple but effective. But by far the best feature of the memorial is the complete absence of food or beverages. This is a place for introspection, not a picnic. (Alert: Google Maps took us to the old approach road, which is now closed. Please look for and follow the signs, and save yourself a half hour.)
  • It was an incredibly beautiful, tasteful tribute to the true American heroes that sacrificed their lives to save so many others. I am honored to have had the opportunity to visit and pay my respects to the amazing people on that flight that tragic day in America. Everyone should do their best to get here. I will tell you, I didn't see anyone leave without tears. May we never forget. God bless and I pray that all of those amazing, selfless people are at peace. I will never, ever forget 💔
  • I took my wife and sons to the Flight 93 Memorial on our way back to Ohio from NYC and ground zero. This is an area is in stark contrast to the WTC site, but just as powerful. The site is large but extremely symbolic. If you go, take time to understand the architect's design features. For example, the Welcome Center has a texture that resembles the Eastern Hemlock because the plane crashed next to a Hemlock grove. I am glad that I went and will return to see how the reclamation of the strip mine is going with the native tree reforestation project. Great side trip off of the PA Turnpike.
  • It had been several years since I was here. It is much improved. The Flight Path visitors center is well done. The gift shop is overpriced, as one would expect. Make sure you grab the free brochure . It have a very good overview diagram.
  • A must to see. Very sobering to hear the voicemail of those who went down on the plane. To see the work that went into finding everyone. The layout of the park is nice.But is not to easily accessed by the handicapped if they can't walk a lot. Hard to get to the wall of names. But the museum is great and a must see for all Americans. But be sure to listen to those that volunteer as there are so many things built into the place they you would never catch without them pointing them out. It was very thought out for sure. Let us not forget! God Bless America!

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