September 11 Observance

General Information

The following events all take place outdoors, and will be held rain or shine. Please plan accordingly. In the event of severe weather, elements of the programs are subject to change or cancellation.

Arrival and Parking
Arrive via the entrance on US Route 30. Signs will direct visitors to parking areas.
Directions are available here, and maps of the site and area can be found here.

The memorial is an outdoor location and a visit will involve walking. Accessible shuttle buses are available to accommodate wheelchairs for the special events. Limited accessible parking is located in the main parking lot and the Memorial Plaza. The Memorial Plaza and Visitor Center Complex walkways are paved, flat, even, and lined with benches. Seating for the memorial service on the 11th will be available.

Small tributes may be left in the niches along the Memorial Plaza and at the wall of names. Large tributes will not be permitted. A wreath laying must be arranged in advance.

Media Information/Press Kit


The Soundbreaking ceremony for the Tower of Voices will be held on Sunday, September 10.


During the Luminaria, forty candle lanterns will be carried to the Wall of Names and placed below the names of each of the passengers and crew members of Flight 93. The memorial will have special late hours on this evening only. The memorial closes at 9:30pm. This event is sponsored by the Friends of Flight 93 National Memorial.


The Sixteenth Anniversary Observance will be held adjacent to the Visitor Center. The open air service will include brief remarks, special music, reading of the names of the forty passengers and crew members of Flight 93, and ringing of the Bells of Remembrance.

Gate Opening Ceremony

At 12:00 p.m., there will be a wreath laying ceremony at the Wall of Names on the memorial plaza with the Families of Flight 93, memorial officials, and dignitaries. At the conclusion of the wreath laying, the ceremonial gate to the crash site will be opened and family members will walk out to the crash site.

Note: This program is for family members only.

Last updated: January 3, 2018

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P.O. Box 911
Shanksville, PA 15560


(814) 893-6322

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