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

View from the Flight Path Oerlook

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.  Visitor Shelter
Located at the eastern edge of the Memorial Plaza, this small building provides shelter from the weather and a place to leave messages.

Memorial Plaza
The black walkway and sloped wall mark the edge of the debris field and crash site. The Plaza is 1/4 mile in length and a one mile drive from the Visitor Center.

Flight Path Walls
The white marble walls, a portion visible below, mark the flight path. The wooden Ceremonial Gate is located between the walls.

Wall of Names
The names of the 40 passengers and crew are engraved on white marble panels. The Wall of Names is part of the Flight Path walls.

Western Overlook Trail
A0.7 mile trail that winds through the Western Overlook down to the western side of the Memorial Plaza.

Debris Field and Crash Site
This 40-acre area beyond the black wall and walkway is the final resting place of the passengers and crew.

Impact Site and Boulder
Flight 93 impacted in the area in front of the sandstone boulder. The debris field and crash site encompasses

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
40 acres.

Western Overlook
This area was the location of the command post for the investigation and also the location of multiple temporary memorials.
 
Erected by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Disasters.
 
Location. 40° 3.95′ N, 78° 53.7′ 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 at or near this postal address: 415 Approach Rd, 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. A Field of Honor (within shouting distance of this marker); September 11, 2001 (approx. 0.7 miles away); Flight 93 National Memorial (approx. ¾ mile away); Flight 93 Temporary Memorial (approx. 0.8 miles away); a different marker also named Flight 93 National Memorial (approx. 0.8 miles away); Welcome To Flight 93 National Memorial (approx. 0.9 miles away); Flight 93 (approx. 0.9 miles away); Tower of Voices (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Stonycreek Township.

 
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
 
 
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 28 times since then and 7 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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