Flight 93, a Nation remembers.
Trip Start Mar 04, 2005
253Trip End Dec 31, 2014
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The crash site was designated a national memorial by an act of Congress in 2002. An international design competition in 2004 drew 1,100 proposal. The winning team was announced in 2005. The first phase of the memorial site was completed last year. The final completion date is anticpated to occur in 2014.
Shanksville is located off the Pennsylvania Turnpike and was within a short drive of our campground and the Johnstown National Park. In fact, the employee at the Welcome to Pennsylvania visitor center we stopped at was telling everyone who was traveling along the turnpike how to get off, stop and visit the site and get back on. It is a very solemn place and one that each of us should make an effort to visit. It is a site we will definately make an effort to return to when our travels next bring us this way.
I wanted to share a couple of websites which include more information on the memorial. First is www.nps.gov/flni The other is www.honorflight93.org