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

Welcome To Flight 93 National Memorial

Flight 93 National Memorial

 
 
View from the Flight Path Overlook Marker image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, November 11, 2018
1. View from the Flight Path Overlook Marker
Inscription.  September 11, 2001. Four commercial airliners are hijacked in a terrorist attack on America, As the 40 passengers and crew on United Airlines Flight 93 fight back against terrorists in the sky overhead, the plane crashes at 10:03 am, less than 20 minutes from the terrorists' intended target in Washington, DC.

This black granite walkway identifies the flight path and provides a view to the crash site, which is marked by a large sandstone boulder. The field and woodlands surrounding the boulder are the final resting place of the passengers and crew of Flight 93.

Visitor Center Complex
Discover more about September 11 and Flight 93 in the Visitor Center ahead and to the left. The Learning Center to the right is open for special events.

Memorial Groves
The 40 Memorial Groves, each planted with 40 trees native to Pennsylvania, sweep from the Visitor Center to the Memorial Plaza. The groves are a living tribute to the passengers and crew of Flight 93.

Tower of Voices
The gentle tones of 40 wind chimes pay tribute to the passengers and crew through sound and create a contemplative space to begin

View from the Flight Path Overlook Marker image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, November 11, 2018
2. View from the Flight Path Overlook Marker
or end a visit.

Allée Walkway
Follow the 1.7-mile Allée Walkway along the edge of the Memorial Groves to the Memorial Plaza and the crash site.

Wetlands Bridge
Walk across the curving Wetlands Bridge that connects the Allée Walkway to the Memorial Plaza.

Western Overlook
View the crash site from the Western Overlook where the families of the passengers and crew gathered just days after the attack. This location also served as the FBI's temporary command post during the investigation.
 
Erected by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
 
Topics. This historical marker memorial is listed in this topic list: Disasters.
 
Location. 40° 3.35′ N, 78° 54.35′ W. Marker is in Stonycreek Township, Pennsylvania, in Somerset County. Marker is on Skyline Road, 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. Flight 93 (within shouting distance of this marker); Flight 93 Temporary Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); Flight 93 National Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); a different marker also named Flight 93 National Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Crash Site and Debris Field

View from the Flight Path Overlook Marker image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, November 11, 2018
3. View from the Flight Path Overlook Marker
(approx. 0.4 miles away); September 11, 2001 (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Investigation (approx. 0.4 miles away); “We're going to do something.” (approx. 0.4 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 33 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 29, 2020, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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