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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Stonycreek Township, Pennsylvania
Location of Stonycreek Township, Pennsylvania
► Somerset County (79) ► Bedford County (69) ► Cambria County (77) ► Fayette County (96) ► Westmoreland County (100) ► Allegany County, Maryland (194) ► Garrett County, Maryland (127)
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Aboard Flight 93, one terrorist claims to
have a bomb strapped to his waist. The crew and passengers are forced to the back
of the plane and ordered to be quiet. Using Airfones from the seat backs in the rear of
the plane and cellphones, . . . — — Map (db m100681) HM|
| A Common Field
This land is first settled in the late 1700s. For a century and a half, much of the area remains wooded, with cultivated fields and pastures surrounding a few scattered farmhouses and barns.
Beginning in the 1950s, mining . . . — — Map (db m100537) HM|
On the morning of September 11, 2001, al-Qaeda terrorists hijack four commercial U.S. airliners that are departing from East Coast airports. The terrorists fly two jet airliners into the World Trade Center’s Twin Towers in New York City and a . . . — — Map (db m100613) HM|
|On September 11, 2001, Flight 93 crashed in the field in front of
you, traveling approximately 563 miles per hour.
The .25 mile walkway and sloped
wall mark the edge of the 40-acre
crash site and debris field.
The 17-ton sandstone boulder . . . — — Map (db m163662) HM|
| Panel 1:
On the morning of September 11, 2001, al-Qaeda terrorists hijack four commercial U.S. airliners that are departing from East Coast airports. The terrorists fly two jet airliners into the World Trade . . . — — Map (db m49256) HM|
On September 11, 2001, at 10:30 am, United Airlines Flight 93 crashed in the field in front of you, killing all 40 passengers and crew members, as well as the four terrorists who hijacked the aircraft. The plane came over the hill behind you and . . . — — Map (db m61141) HM|
|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 . . . — — Map (db m61149) HM|
September 11, 2001 10:03 AM
United Airlines Flight 93 crashes into a field two miles ahead of you, shattering the quiet of the Pennsylvania countryside. Those who rush to the scene look on in disbelief at charred trees and a smoldering . . . — — Map (db m135382) HM WM|
|In this rock, we perpetually commemorate the courage of those who lost their lives on UAL Flight #93 on September 11, 2001.
Their legacy will endure. Future generations will be reminded of their honor and courage.
Dedicated by the United . . . — — Map (db m8225) HM|
|One of Pennsylvania's most noted jurists and lawyers, was born here Jan. 10, 1810. State Supreme Court Justice, 1851-57; U.S. Attorney-General, 1857-60. Later life spent at York as a famous lawyer. Died Aug. 19, 1883. — — Map (db m21556) HM|
The day begins with a cloudless, bright blue sky over the mid-Atlantic states. Seven crew members assigned to Flight 93 prepare for the early morning nonstop flight from Newark, New Jersey, to San Francisco, California. Thirty-three passengers . . . — — Map (db m100646) HM|
|The distant Laurel Mountains are outlined against a cloudless, blue sky. The weather is mild, but few people are outdoors. Many sit stunned and horrified in front of their televisions, watching the World Trade Center and the Pentagon burn. America . . . — — Map (db m100576) HM|
|Minutes after the crash, first responders arrive on the scene, along with the Pennsylvania State Police. The September 11 attacks generate the largest investigation in FBI history. The primary goal of the investigation is to recover sufficient . . . — — Map (db m100697) HM|
A monumental, 93-foot-tall musical instrument, the Tower of Voices marks the gateway
to and from this expansive, living memorial landscape. Forty chimes represent the voices
of the 40 courageous passengers and crew members who took a vote to . . . — — Map (db m163666) HM|
Located at the eastern
edge of the Memorial
Plaza, this small building
provides shelter from the
weather and a place to
The black walkway and
sloped wall mark the
edge of the . . . — — Map (db m163664) HM|
|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 . . . — — Map (db m163663) HM|
|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 . . . — — Map (db m163661) HM|