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Aug 24, 2016 - Flight 93 Memorial

In 2006, we accidentaly found the crash site for Flight 93. At that time there was a makeshift memorial and a kiosk with a Ranger at the site. They just had several scrapbooks with snapshots and there was a chain link fence that was covered with mementos, ball caps, flowers, notes, teddy bears, et cetera. Since we are not far from the site now, we wanted to see the new Memorial. It is now a National Memorial, part of the National Parks System, dedicated to the brave souls that fought the terrorists and gave their lives to prevent the plane...

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Sep 15, 2014 - Flight 93 Memorial - Shanksville PA

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. We were very moved when we walked through the current portal into the memorial. the entrance, though built from concrete, the texture was remittence of Hemlock Trees - the designer did this because a grove of...

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May 30, 2014 - Flight 93

Today we visited the very sad site of Flight 93. United Airlines Flight 93 was a domestic scheduled passenger flight that was hijacked by al-Qaeda on September 11, 2001, as part of the September 11 attacks. It crashed into a field near the Diamond T. Mine in Stonycreek Township, Pennsylvania, near Indian Lake and Shanksville, during an attempt by some of the passengers to regain control, killing all 44 people aboard including the four hijackers. No one on the ground was injured. The aircraft involved, a Boeing 757–222, was flying United...

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Oct 20, 2011 - Flight 93

From here we head off to Flight 93. The memorial is beautifully done and everybody there seemed to be quieted even the busload of high school students, no loud talking, no running, just quiet respect. A formal visitor center will not be ready until 2014 but I was able to get my stamp at the makeshift center.

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Aug 5, 2009 - Up airy mountains, down rushing glens

We exited The Lincoln Highway onto a ribbon of rural road, heaving and sighing across crests and valleys through the beautiful realm of charming farm houses sheltered in small hollows and hidden behind secret worlds where small covered bridges span gurgling streams. Some of the beautiful communities we drove through were: Somerset with gracious and historic government buildings, also known for its maples. While decorative, these trees still produce maple syrup, and have been for the past 100 years. Scenery Hill, the town with magnificient...

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Aug 2, 2009 - Flight 93 Crash Site Memorial

At Buckstown we turned off onto a side road past cows grazing in green pastures with looking glass ponds, and past charming farm lanes disappearing behind tangles of wild roses and honeysuckle. The crash site is a fenced off area, marked with a flag, and is on private land, closed to the public. Only family members of the crash victims are allowed at the actual site. The Memorial is a somber fenced-in area, located on a windy hill overlooking the crash site. It is a simple memorial with marble plaques, flags, and a fence covered with...

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