I am posting this at the exact moment 15 years later that United 93 crashed near Shanksville, PA. I can’t believe it has been 15 years since that horrible day. I know how present in my mind the experience of that day is, yet now see how everyone has moved on, Ground Zero has been rebuilt, and a generation is coming of age for whom this day is something in the history books. Of course we should move on, but we should also never forget.
That is why I made it a point to visit the Flight 93 Memorial on the way back from Pittsburgh. I had been to the 9/11 Memorial in New York numerous times. I have also been to the Pentagon memorial. Only this site remained. I wondered how they would even manage to make a memorial that is interesting and reverent. They did a good job. The memorial tells the story of the day. Honors those who died. And visually helps you imagine and remember what happened.
The stone in the picture marks the spot where the plane finally crashed and where 40 people lost their lives. It is a solemn place.
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