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

Overlooking History

Flight 93 National Memorial

 

— National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —

 
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Photographed By Don Morfe, July 16, 2011
1. Overlooking History 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.’s 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
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Photographed By Don Morfe, July 16, 2011
2. Overlooking History Marker
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site throughout the investigation. In the distance you can see the crash site area being excavated as part of the F.B.I’s recovery effort.

On September 11, the media village was established in the field 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.
 
Erected by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: 9/11 AttacksAir & Space. A significant historical date for this entry is September 11, 2001.
 
Location. 40° 3.306′ N, 78° 54.042′ W. Marker is in Stonycreek Township, Pennsylvania, in Somerset County. Memorial is on Skyline Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 192 Rollock 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. Flight 93 Temporary Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Flight 93 National Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Flight 93 (approx. Ό mile away); Welcome To Flight 93 National Memorial (approx. Ό mile away); “We're going to do something.” (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Investigation (approx.
Flight 93 National Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, April 30, 2003
3. Flight 93 National Memorial Marker
0.3 miles away); America Attacked! (approx. 0.3 miles away); Mayday! (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Stonycreek Township.
 
Flight 93 National Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, April 30, 2003
4. Flight 93 National Memorial Marker
Flight 93 National Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, January 17, 2007
5. Flight 93 National Memorial Marker
Flight 93 National Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, January 17, 2007
6. Flight 93 National Memorial Marker
Flight 93 National Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, January 17, 2007
7. Flight 93 National Memorial Marker
Flight 93 National Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, October 16, 2009
8. Flight 93 National Memorial Marker
Flight 93 National Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, October 16, 2009
9. Flight 93 National Memorial Marker
Flight 93 National Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, October 16, 2009
10. Flight 93 National Memorial Marker
Flight 93 National Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, October 16, 2009
11. Flight 93 National Memorial Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 20, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 16, 2012, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 685 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11. submitted on November 16, 2012, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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