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Stonycreek Township in Somerset County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Welcome to the Memorial Plaza

Flight 93 National Memorial

 
 
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By TeamOHE, November 11, 2018
1. Welcome to the Memorial Plaza Marker
Inscription.  The Memorial Plaza is the culminating feature of the memorial. It marks the edge of the crash site, which is the final resting place of the passengers and crew of Flight 93.

A Place of Respect

Please help maintain the solemnity of the Memorial Plaza.

Interpretive Programs

Offered seasonally. Please checked posted schedules.

Become a Junior Ranger

Children can learn about the memorial and earn a certificate and badge. Ask a Park Ranger or volunteer for a handbook.

Cell Phone Tours

Explore via your cell phone. Stops are marked by signs like the one attached to this panel.

Orientation -100s Story -200s Design -300s

Visitor Shelter and Arrival Court

This area serves as a gateway to the story of Flight 93 and to the Memorial Plaza. Interpretive panels provide ways to explore the Flight 93 story. Within the Visitor Shelter is the Leave Your Message wall. Park Rangers and volunteers are present to answer questions and deliver programs.

Memorial Plaza

The long sloping black wall marks the northern edge of the

Welcome to the Memorial Plaza Marker image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, November 11, 2018
2. Welcome to the Memorial Plaza Marker
larger crash site and debris field. The field and woods beyond is the final resting place of the passengers and crew. Benches offer places of rest and contemplation. Visitors can leave tributes in small niches in the wall.

Hemlock Grove and Impact Site

At the edge of the field is what remains of a hemlock grove damaged by the crash of Flight 93. A gap is visible where the damaged trees were removed. At the base of the grove is a boulder which marks the general location of the impact site. The FBI excavated the site and the crater was later filled in at the direction of the coroner.

Wall of Names and Flight Path

The Wall of Names, forty inscribed white marble panels, honors the passengers and crew. Visitors are encouraged to explore the subtle details of the Wall of Names. The black granite walkway marks a portion of the flight path. At the wooden Ceremonial Gate, visitors can look down the flight path to the impact site.
 
Erected by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Disasters.
 
Location. 40° 3.033′ N, 78° 54.083′ W. Marker is in Stonycreek Township, Pennsylvania, in Somerset County. Marker is on Approach Road

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, on the right when traveling north. On the grounds of the Flight 93 National Memorial. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Stoystown PA 15563, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mayday! (here, next to this marker); America Attacked! (a few steps from this marker); “We're going to do something.” (a few steps from this marker); The Investigation (within shouting distance of this marker); Crash Site and Debris Field (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Flight 93 National Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Flight 93 National Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Flight 93 Temporary Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Stonycreek Township.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 6, 2021. It was originally submitted on December 29, 2020, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 22 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 29, 2020, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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