• Wall of Names, part of the Memorial Plaza at the crash site

    Flight 93

    National Memorial Pennsylvania

Current Progress

Updated September 29, 2014

Visitor Center constructio 9/29/14

Visitor Center Complex construction.  Note the roof beams between the main walls.  You can also clearly now see the curve and slope of the walls.

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Visitor Center Complex
Updated 9/29/2014
The Visitor Center Complex will consist of the Visitor Center, Flight Path Walkway, and Learning Center.

  • Visitor Center - Roof beam installation - In progress
    Main wall construction - In Progress
  • Flight Path Walkway - foundation and form work - In Progress
  • Learning Center - additional roof work and concrete for walls poured- In Progress
  • Projected dedication/opening - Late 2015

Grass seeding at the Wetlnads Bridge

Wetlands Bridge with all trusses in place

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Wetlands Bridge
Updated 9/29/2014
The bridge will allow visitors walking the Allée to cross the wetlands and then walk to the Memorial Plaza at the crash site. The bridge will provide opportunities for reflection and changing views of the wetlands habitat. Current progress includes:

  • Grass seeding around abutments - In Progress
  • Installation of railings on abutments - In Progress
  • Installation of benches - Complete
  • Placement of trusses - Complete

Volunteers planting a tree for Plant-a-Tree 2014

Volunteers planting trees - April 2014

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Updated 5/5/2014
Plant a Tree at Flight 93, a multi-year, multi-partner efforts to reforest major portions of this former surface mine, has been a big success. Current progress includes:

  • Wide variety of species planted
  • Reintroduction of blight-resistant chestnut trees
  • 2012 - 13,000 seedlings planted on 20 acres
  • 2013 - 15,000 seedlings planted on 23 acres
  • 2014 - 20,000 seedlings planted on 30 acres
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Memorial Groves

Memorial Groves along the inner side of the Ring Road

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Memorial Groves
Updated 5/7/2014
The 40 Memorial Groves will sweep along the inside of the Ring Road from the Visitor Center Complex to the Memorial Plaza. Planting of the Groves is nearly complete. Major progress includes:

  • Planting groves 1- 40 - 99% Complete
  • Groves 1-24 - planted Spring 2012
  • Majority of Groves 25-40 - planted Fall 2012
  • Strong grass growth throughout Groves
Map of the memorial showing the location of completed features, current progress, and future elements.
Map of the memorial showing the location of completed features, current progress, and future elements.

Did You Know?

Looking over the U.S. Capitol at The Mall in Washington DC

On September 11, 2001 United Flight 93 was only 20 minutes flight time from the nation's capital when the passengers and crew of the plane rushed the cockpit in an effort to overpower the hijackers. Flight 93 crashed in a field outside the town of Shanksville in rural southwestern Pennsylvania. More...