Flight 93 National Memorial

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September 11, 2001 was one of the darkest days in our nation's recent history, and Flight 93 National Memorial honors some of our strongest heroes.

This was a day our country was shaken to its very foundation. The United States experienced the worst incident of terrorism in its history: the coordinated hijacking of four commercial airliners. Despite the destruction and devastation, stories of courage and heroism emerged.

Shortly after terrorists flew airplanes into the twin towers of the World Trade Center and into the Pentagon, the forty passengers and crew members on United Airlines Flight 93 fought a battle in the sky over Pennsylvania. These forty heroes won their battle against terrorists and thwarted a planned attack on our nation's capital, saving countless numbers of lives, but sacrificing their own in a field just east of Pittsburgh, in Somerset County, Pennsylvania.

The story of Flight 93 is a national treasure, a story of hope in human courage and cooperation. When confronted with the gravity of their situation, the passengers and crew of Flight 93 chose to act heroically and sacrifice their lives for their country. These 40 heroes made a democratic decision to fight back against terrorism and thereby thwarted a planned attack on our nation's capital, saving countless numbers of lives.

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Stone memorial at Flight 93 National Memorial

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Flight 93 National Memorial
P.O. Box 911
Shanksville , PA

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