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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  • A moving memorial to those who lost their lives on September 11. This memorial focuses mainly on those on flight 93. This memorial is about 45 minutes out from Pittsburg. It’s really out in the... 
    A moving memorial to those who lost their lives on September 11. This memorial focuses mainly on those on flight 93. This memorial is about 45 minutes out from Pittsburg. It’s really out in the...  more »
  • We got here after the visitors center closed at 5, but the grounds are open till dusk. Definitely worth a visit, especially someone like me who worked on Capitol Hill on Sept. 11 and holds the people....  more
    We got here after the visitors center closed at 5, but the grounds are open till dusk. Definitely worth a visit, especially someone like me who worked on Capitol Hill on Sept. 11 and holds the people....  more »
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  • First time. Very respectfully done, one of the nicer memorial parks that the government has put together. The events are depicted in a very well done series of displays. The saddest part was listening to some of the messages that passengers had left for loved ones - revealed a much more touching side than "just the facts". So touching, as a matter of fact, that I had to stop after only hearing a few. Very somber and respectful, but still tells the history well. Definitely recommend visiting.
  • This place is absolutely gorgeous. Every last detail is thought out. It's beautiful and well designed. Kudos to the design team. If you ever get the chance please stop and pay your respects. The design of this museum and memorial are designed on the direct flight path of the plane which is depicted in the pictures by the black walkway in the middle. From the museum above you can look out over the field and from memorial plaza you can look back at the flight path from the museum. The boulder in the field is the point of impact. You can drive down to the memorial plaza below but you can also walk there if you want. There were volunteers available to discuss and answer questions. We visited with a wonderful lady who gave us some fascinating information about the site. The museum holds artifacts found from that day and lists details such as where everyone was sitting including the hijackers. It's very moving. There are also park rangers available giving presentations regarding that day at memorial plaza.

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