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Stevenson in Jackson County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Flight 800 Memorial

 
 
Flight 800 Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Karen Emerson-McPeak, September 26, 2017
1. Flight 800 Memorial Marker
Inscription.
Early on the morning of Wednesday, July 17, 1996
—hearts and minds overflowing with excitement for the journey—
five of our friends, neighbors and kinfolk,
left Stevenson, Alabama, bound for Paris, France.

That evening, at sunset,
TWA Flight 800 fell with them into the Atlantic Ocean,
just off the south coast of Long Island, New York.

All 230 souls aboard perished.

The tragedy touched towns and cities large and small,
throughout America and around the world.
But, save for Montoursville, Pennsylvania,
and itís 21 students and teachers,

Stevenson lost more than any other place.

Here, at the crossroads of our town, we remember them
and the promise, hope, joy faith and love which they were.

If I take the wings of the morning
and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea,
Even there shall thy hand lead me
and thy right hand shall hold me.

This memorial stands on land given by
Coastal Lumber Company, Inc in 2006
for the express purpose of building this memorial.
It was built by the City of Stevenson.

Dedicated July 17, 2013

 
Erected 2013 by City of Stevenson.
 
Location.
Flight 800 Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Karen Emerson-McPeak, September 26, 2017
2. Flight 800 Memorial Marker
34° 52.045′ N, 85° 50.23′ W. Marker is in Stevenson, Alabama, in Jackson County. Marker is at the intersection of Kentucky Avenue (Alabama Route 117) and River Road, on the right when traveling south on Kentucky Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Stevenson AL 35772, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Stevenson Depot and Hotel (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fort Harker (approx. 0.4 miles away); Union Army Headquarters (approx. 0.4 miles away); Averyville (approx. 0.7 miles away); Wet, Wild, and Wonderful (approx. 1.2 miles away); Crow Town (approx. 1.3 miles away); Rocky Springs Church of Christ (approx. 7.8 miles away); Bridgeport (approx. 8.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Stevenson.
 
Regarding Flight 800 Memorial. Michael Scott, Barbara Scott, Joe Scott, Tom Weatherby, and Brenda Privette (the names on the wall)
 
Categories. Disasters
 
Flight 800 Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Karen Emerson-McPeak, September 24, 2017
3. Flight 800 Memorial Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 1, 2017. This page originally submitted on September 30, 2017, by Karen Emerson-McPeak of Triune, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 102 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 30, 2017, by Karen Emerson-McPeak of Triune, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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