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National Memorial - Pennsylvania
The Flight 93 National Memorial is located at the site of the crash of United Airlines Flight 93, which was hijacked in the September 11 attacks, in Stonycreek Township, Somerset County, Pennsylvania, about 2 miles (3.2 km) north of Shanksville, and 60 miles (97 km) southeast of Pittsburgh. The memorial was made to honor the passengers and crew of Flight 93, who stopped the terrorists from reaching their target by fighting the hijackers.
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https://www.nps.gov/flni/index.htm https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flight_93_National_Memorial The Flight 93 National Memorial is located at the site of the crash of United Airlines Flight 93, which was hijacked in the September 11 attacks, in Stonycreek Township, Somerset County, Pennsylvania, about 2 miles (3.2 km) north of Shanksville, and 60 miles (97 km) southeast of Pittsburgh. The memorial was made to honor the passengers and crew of Flight 93, who stopped the terrorists from reaching their target by fighting the hijackers. On Tuesday morning, September 11, 2001, the U.S. came under attack when four commercial airliners were hijacked and used to strike targets on the ground. Nearly 3,000 people tragically lost their lives. Because of the actions of the 40 passengers and crew aboard one of the planes, Flight 93, the attack on the U.S. Capitol was thwarted. The entrance to the memorial is located on US Route 30/Lincoln Highway. Traveling east on the PA Turnpike take exit 110 - Somerset and follow the signs. Traveling west on the PA Turnpike take exit 146 - Bedford. GPS Address: 6424 Lincoln Highway, Stoystown, PA 15563. Please note mapping programs may note alternate entrances, but the only entrance to the memorial is located on US Route 30. For more details follow the link to our website Flight 93 Visitor Center Visit the desk and talk with a ranger to learn more about the memorial. The visitor center features a permanent exhibit that focuses on the Flight 93 story within the context of September 11, 2001. Visitors are welcome to a self guided tour through inter-active exhibits. *Taking photographs and/or video recordings of the images and displays within the Visitor Center is prohibited.* Below are the directions to the entrance to the permanent memorial which was dedicated on September 10, 2011. All former entrances are closed. GPS: 6424 Lincoln Highway, Stoystown, PA 15563 Please note: Many GPS units may recommend a different route, sometimes taking you to a closed entrance from the early days of the temporary memorial. There is only one entrance, and it is located on US Route 30 (Lincoln Highway). Enter the actual GPS address noted above. Memorial Gateway Entrance The memorial entrance sign with wilflowers. The Gateway Entrance to Flight 93 with wildflowers. Tower of Voices Wildflower and tall grass with the Tower of Voices behind. The Tower of Voices is the world's tallest chime structure. Entrance to the Visitor Center Tall gray walls with a black metal overhang and glass walls Entrance to the Visitor Center Visitor Center Tall gray walls with a gap and black pathway leading to the gap Flight Path Walkway and Visitor Center View of the Memorial Plaza from the Flight Path Overlook Long glass panel with view of a long black wall and set of white walls in a field below. View of the Memorial Plaza from the Flight Path Overlook Wildflower field at the Memorial Plaza at the crash site Field of white and yellow wildflowers with a white wall in the distance and blue sky above. Wildflower field at the Memorial Plaza at the crash site Wall of Names at the Memorial Plaza at the crash site A white marble wall with names engraved on the the walls and the Ceremonial Gate. Blue sky above. Wall of Names at the Memorial Plaza at the crash site Employees Restore Sorber Family Cemetery at Flight 93 National Memorial This summer, four members of the Flight 93 National Memorial maintenance staff cleaned up the area around the Sorber Family Cemetery, completed landscape work, straightened the headstones and installed a fence around the graves. NPS Staff and Sorber family members in the restored cemetery Alternative Break Program Comes Back to Flight 93 National Memorial for Second Year Flight 93 National Memorial, and the other National Parks of Western Pennsylvania, hosted nine students from the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown as part of the site’s second annual Alternative Break Service Program. This year’s program theme was “Caring for our Nation’s Parks and Public Lands.” Students preformed service at Flight 93 NMEM, Johnstown Flood NMEM, Fort Necessity NB, Laurel Hill State Park, and Camp Allegheny. "Living Memorial" Grows at Flight 93 National Memorial This past weekend, beginning on Arbor Day and concluding on the last day of National Park Week, Flight 93 National Memorial conducted its 9th annual Plant a Tree at Flight 93 reforestation event. National Park Service staff and the Friends of Flight 93 teamed up with professional foresters and reclamation specialists along with 447 volunteers to plant over 16,800 native Pennsylvania trees on an eight-acre plot of the memorial. Flight 93 National Memorial Breaks Ground and Sound on Tower of Voices and Observes 16th Anniversary of September 11 Flight 93 National Memorial honored the 40 passengers and crew of United Flight 93 with two days of commemorative events. These events included the “Soundbreaking” for the Tower of Voices, a Luminaria, and the 16th Anniversary September 11 Observance. Bat Population Monitoring in western Pennsylvania national parks White-nose syndrome has decimated the populations of several bat species across the Northeast and research indicates that bat populations in western Pennsylvania national parks have been affected by the disease. Many species that were once common, are now rare. In order to better protect bats, the National Park Service continues to study how bat populations are changing. A northern long-eared bat showing symptoms of white-nose syndrome. Western Pennsylvania Virtual Junior Ranger Learn about the everyday heroes at five western Pennsylvania National Park Sites who rose to the challenges that faced them and made history. Answer questions and learn about Allegheny Portage Railroad national Historic Site, Flight 93 National Memorial, Fort Necessity National Battlefield, Friendship Hill National Historic Site and Johnstown Flood National Memorial to become a Virtual Junior Ranger. A collage of employees and kids and the question 2019 Weather In Review: Flight 93 National Memorial The year 2019 was very warm and wet at Flight 93 National Memorial. It was the 7th warmest and 12th wettest year since 1895. View of grassy field with flowers and the memorial under a blue sky. National Park Service Commemoration of the 19th Amendment In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the passing of the 19th Amendment the National Park Service has developed a number of special programs. This includes online content, exhibits, and special events. The National Park Service’s Cultural Resources Geographic Information Systems (CRGIS) announces the release of a story map that highlights some of these programs and provides information for the public to locate and participate. Opening slide of the 19th Amendment NPS Commemoration Story Map 2020 Weather In Review: Flight 93 National Memorial In all, the year 2020 at Flight 93 National Memorial was very warm and had total precipitation that was above normal. The year ended as the 4th warmest and 31st wettest on record. Flight 93 National Memorial against a blue sky. September 11, 2001, NPS Oral History Project This oral history project recorded the memories and perspectives of NPS staff who experienced the events of 9/11 and their aftermath. Transcripts and a 2004 report about the NPS response are available online. A petinad hand holds a flame aloft in the air. 2021 Weather In Review: Flight 93 National Memorial In all, the year 2021 at Flight 93 National Memorial was very warm but had near-normal precipitation. The year ended as the 7th warmest and 63rd wettest on record. The Allee trail with fall foliage Resilient Forests Initiative - Managing Deer Impacts A healthy forest needs to have enough tree seedlings and saplings to regenerate the forest canopy after a disturbance. Analysis of NPS I&M and other long-term datasets makes it clear that many eastern national parks lack adequate tree regeneration due to decades of over browsing by white-tailed deer. Deer impacts 2022 Weather in Review: Flight 93 National Memorial In total, 2022 was slightly warmer and wetter than average at Flight 93 National Memorial. The year ended as the 38th warmest and 41st wettest on record (since 1895). A view of the black Flight Path Overlook and a portion of the wildflower meadows. Series: Managing Resilient Forests Initiative for Eastern National Parks Forests in the northeastern U.S. are in peril. Over-abundant deer, invasive plants, and insect pests are impacting park forests, threatening to degrade the scenic vistas and forested landscapes that parks are renowned for. With regional collaboration, parks can manage these impacts and help forests be resilient. This article series explores tools available to park managers to achieve their goals. Healthy forests have many native seedlings and saplings.