Flight 93 National Memorial

Flight 93 National Memorial

IUCN category V (protected landscape/seascape)

The white marble Wall of Names positioned on the flight path

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Stonycreek Township, Somerset County, Pennsylvania, U.S.

Nearest city
Johnstown, Pennsylvania

40°3′22″N 78°54′26″W / 40.05611°N 78.90722°W / 40.05611; -78.90722Coordinates: 40°3′22″N 78°54′26″W / 40.05611°N 78.90722°W / 40.05611; -78.90722

2,200 ha (8.5 sq mi), 1,000 acres (400 ha) federal

September 24, 2002

300,000 (in (since) 2011)

Governing body
National Park Service


Flight 93 National Memorial

Flight 93 National Memorial

U.S. National Register of Historic Places

6424 Lincoln Highway, Stoystown PA 15563, Shanksville vicinity, Stonycreek Township, Somerset County, Pennsylvania

Paul Murdoch Architects

NRHP Reference #

Added to NRHP
September 24, 2002

The Flight 93 National Memorial is located at the site of the crash of United Airlines Flight 93, which was hijacked in the September 11 attacks, in Stonycreek Township, Somerset County, Pennsylvania, about 2 miles (3.2 km) north of Shanksville, and 60 miles (97 km) southeast of Pittsburgh. The memorial was made to honor the passengers and crew of Flight 93, who stopped the terrorists from reaching their target by fighting the hijackers. A temporary memorial to the 40 victims was established soon after the crash, and the first phase of the permanent memorial was completed, opened, and dedicated on September 10, 2011.[2] The design for the memorial is a modified version of the entry Crescent of Embrace by Paul and Milena Murdoch.
A concrete and glass visitor center was opened on September 10, 2015,[2] situated on a hill overlooking the crash site and the white marble Wall of Names.[3] An observation platform at the visitor center and the white marble wall are both aligned beneath the path of Flight 93.[3][4]


1 United Airlines Flight 93
2 Temporary memorial
3 Permanent memorial

3.1 Design competition

3.1.1 Initial design selection
3.1.2 Controversy
3.1.3 Design modifications

3.2 Construction
3.3 Fire

4 See also
5 References
6 External links

United Airlines Flight 93[edit]
Main article: United Airlines Flight 93
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