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Cultivating a Living Memorial

Every trip I've taken to Shanksville, Pennsylvania over the past 16 years has been special in some way. People I've met and the things I've seen and heard.

Cool, sunny fall weather with deep blue skies in recent days has been a strong reminder of that Tuesday 16 years ago.

   Stone at the temporary Flight 93 memorial

Stone at the temporary Flight 93 memorial

The story of Flight 93 and the heroic acts by many aboard to thwart the destruction of the US Capitol Building, along with many lives, seems more amazing with every telling and reflection.

   US Capitol dome in Washington, DC

US Capitol dome in Washington, DC

Recently, there have been more amazing things happening around the crash site, a former strip mine.

   One of two coal draglines left there

One of two coal draglines left there

Wildflower plantings now cover a large portion of that previously barren terrain.

   Large field of wildflowers above the crash site

Large field of wildflowers above the crash site

Trees of many species, and every size, are being planted across the Flight 93 Memorial site by contractors and volunteers - year in and year out...

Tens of thousands of trees!

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“Our dead brothers still live for us and bid us think of life, not death--of life to which in their youth they lent the passion and glory of Spring. As I listen, the great chorus of life and joy begins again, and amid the awful orchestra of seen and unseen powers and destinies of good and evil, our trumpets, sound once more a note of daring, hope, and will.”
Oliver Wendell Holmes

Flight 93 Memorial Walk
9 a.m. Saturday, September 30, 2017

Join the Friends of Flight 93 at the 3rd annual Walk 93 at Flight 93 Memorial National Memorial. Proceeds from this year's Walk 93 will be used to fund the development and construction of the Temporary Memorial Trail at Flight 93 National Memorial.
Register here


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