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Flight 93 National Memorial

Overlooking History

 

óNational Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior ó

 
Flight 93 National Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 16, 2011
1. Flight 93 National Memorial Marker
Inscription. The Western Overlook is where the world first came to make sense of the story of Flight 93. On September 12 and for days after, the media lined up along the ridge on the left of this overlook, broadcasting images of the crash site area across the globe. It was here where you now stand that families first came to view the crash site and leave tributes to their lost loved ones, creating an early temporary memorial. Later, those working on the recovery and investigation teams also left tributes here. The pipe in the ground in front of you once held the flag that flew over the family memorial, the same flag that was flying over the U.S. Capitol on September 11, 2001. The building behind you served as the headquarters of the F.B.I.ís investigation. Now, almost 10 years later, the world has returned to this overlook to continue the process of understanding the story of Flight 93 and to make one last temporary stop on the path to the permanent Flight 93 National Monument.

September 2001. Above is an image of the temporary memorial created for and by the families. The flag is the one from the U.S. Capitol building and it flew from this site throughout the investigation. In the distance you can see the crash site area being excavated as part of the F.B.Iís recovery effort.

On September 11, the media village was established in the field

Flight 93 National Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 16, 2011
2. Flight 93 National Memorial Marker
along the road in to this location from Lambertsville Road. Beginning on September 12 and for two weeks afterward, the media set up cameras along the ridge to your left and broadcast images of the crash site area worldwide. This image was taken on September 12.
 
Location. 40° 3.306′ N, 78° 54.042′ W. Marker is in Stoystown, Pennsylvania, in Somerset County. Marker is on Skyline Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Stoystown PA 15563, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Flight 93 Temporary Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Flight 93 National Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Flight 93 (approx. 0.3 miles away); “We're going to do something.” (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Investigation (approx. 0.3 miles away); America Attacked! (approx. 0.3 miles away); Mayday! (approx. 0.3 miles away); September 11, 2001 (approx. half a mile away).
 
Categories. Disasters
 
Flight 93 National Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 30, 2003
3. Flight 93 National Memorial Marker
Flight 93 National Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 30, 2003
4. Flight 93 National Memorial Marker
Flight 93 National Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, January 17, 2007
5. Flight 93 National Memorial Marker
Flight 93 National Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, January 17, 2007
6. Flight 93 National Memorial Marker
Flight 93 National Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, January 17, 2007
7. Flight 93 National Memorial Marker
Flight 93 National Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, October 16, 2009
8. Flight 93 National Memorial Marker
Flight 93 National Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, October 16, 2009
9. Flight 93 National Memorial Marker
Flight 93 National Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, October 16, 2009
10. Flight 93 National Memorial Marker
Flight 93 National Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, October 16, 2009
11. Flight 93 National Memorial Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 433 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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