Flight 93, a Nation remembers.

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Flag of United States  , Pennsylvania
Saturday, June 16, 2012

The question "where were you on September 11, 2001" is one we will all be able to answer for the rest of our lifes.  Flight 93, the last of the four planes to go down on that fateful day is commemorated at it's final resting place. 

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
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