A Field of Honor Forever

Flight 93 National Memorial

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Remember those who gave their lives to save the lives of countless others. The sacrifices made and courageous actions of the passengers of Flight 93 will never be forgotten.
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Flight 93 Memorial Information

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 when terrorists coordinated hijacking of four commercial airliners in a strategically planned attack against the United States. Despite the destruction and devastation, stories of courage and heroism emerged.

“A common field one day, a field of honor forever. We honor the passengers and crew of Flight 93 who perished in a Pennsylvania field on September 11, 2001. Their courageous action will be remembered forever.” —Congressional Gold Medal

Shortly after terrorists flew airplanes into the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York and into the Pentagon in Virginia, the 40 passengers and crew members on United Airlines Flight 93 fought a battle in the sky over Pennsylvania. These 40 heroes voted and decided to fight back, thwarting a planned attack on our nation's capital. They saved the lives of many others, but sacrificed their own in a field just east of Pittsburgh in Somerset County, Pennsylvania.

The story of Flight 93 is a story of hope, courage, and unity. When confronted with the urgency of their situation, the passengers and crew of Flight 93 chose to act heroically and made the ultimate sacrifice for their country. These 40 heroes made a democratic decision to fight back against terrorism, defending our freedom and preventing even further loss of life.

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