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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  • This was our first visit to the memorial, and we were "glad" we stopped. This solemn/moving experience really put 9/11 into perspective (especially since we have not visited the NYC Memorial). The....  more
    This was our first visit to the memorial, and we were "glad" we stopped. This solemn/moving experience really put 9/11 into perspective (especially since we have not visited the NYC Memorial). The....  more »
  • There were 44 people on this flight, 4 hijackers, 7 crew members, and 33 passengers. This is a place teach all of us about courage. Two pilots and two crew members were killed by the hijackers. 36....  more
    There were 44 people on this flight, 4 hijackers, 7 crew members, and 33 passengers. This is a place teach all of us about courage. Two pilots and two crew members were killed by the hijackers. 36....  more »
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  • Flight 93 national memorial is easy to get to but off the beaten path. Plenty of free parking and handicapped accessible. The tower of voices you should come to first, if you didn’t don’t worry, we missed them coming in because gps took us to another route but still got to the memorial. Plenty of space. Don’t forget to get a program which details all about the tragedy. There’s a lot to walk so wear a good pair of shoes. We did the winding trail up to the view platform and I had on flip flops. It can be done which I proved but my feet, ugh! Everything is free. You can leave a note in the shelter for the victim’s families. Very beautiful place. Very well done and looked after. There are historians there to answer questions and tell the story. There are bathrooms on the premises. Camper parking was available as well.
  • Beautiful memorial. I cannot describe the feeling there. I was not aware until I was on the field walk ending that the granite walkways were the route the flight came in on. When walking in you are on the granite walkway to a half wall of glass to the overlook. Then the granite walkway is at the field area along the marble name slabs to the fence to look through and see the boulder marking the site. The chimes of voices was so beautiful. Wait patiently to here them. They are like whispers in the winds. There is a clean restroom and a shop, also memorabilia and videos. Fields of wild flowers planted were gorgeous. Surreal.

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