9/11 Celebration of Life in Shanksville, Pennsylvania

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9/11 Celebration of Life in Shanksville, Pennsylvania

Site of Flight 93's Crash in the Pennsylvania Countryside

 9/11 Celebration of Life in Shanksville, Pennsylvania


In 2012, while on vacation in Pennsylvania, we drove to Shanksville, PA to visit the Memorial Park which is the crash site of Flight 93. 40 passengers/crew died that morning as it was plunged into the ground in the beautiful countryside near Lancaster. Through investigation and cell conversations just prior to the crash, it was the opinion of the experts that the passengers took back over the plane before it could be crashed into the Capitol Building. Unfortunately they could not survive but became true heroes that will never be forgotten.

This week Sept 10, 2015, the 26 Million Dollar Visitor Center was opened showing photos, videos, and thousand of pieces of memorabilia taken from the crash site belonging to the plane's crew and the passengers.

9/11 Celebration of Life in Shanksville, PA


When I was there in 2012, they had constructed a tall curved wall made of marble and had everyone's name on it in alphabetical order instead of by religious sects or by crew and passengers.

One thing missing at the memorial park was any mention of the 4 al-Qaeda terrorists names nor does the death count include them. Officials felt it would not be appropriate to list their names or display their photos.

If  you get nearby Shanksville, it is a wonderful place to go and remember where these brave people fought to protect the people of Washington DC. These people's courage saved thousands of lives if the plane had hit the Capitol. 

I found the countryside beautiful and quite serene with sounds of birds singing and flying around. While leaving, we found a gaggle of geese making a lot of racket that seemed to echo through the park. 

Somewhere while in the park, I took a picture of this large flag which proudly flew in the wind.

The attacks resulted in the deaths of 2,996 people, including the 19 hijackers. The 2,977 victims included 246 on the four planes (from which there were no survivors), 2,606 in the World Trade Center and in the surrounding area, and 125 at the Pentagon.

9/11 Celebration of Life in Shanksville PA

We must always remember the 'Heros of 9/11' and pray we never have another disaster like this. 2977 victims; men, women and children died on Sept.11, 2001 including many police officers, port authority officers and  many firefighters including an entire division who were one of the first on the scene in NYC.

 God Bless America!

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Ed Silva
RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

It was probably the one site that got the least coverage that day, yet those passengers saved so may other lives as well as erasing the stigma of having the capitol hit

Sep 11, 2015 12:43 PM #1
Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor
Sun Lakes Realty - Banning, CA
(909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning

Hi Ed Silva 

The brave men and women on this flight stopped so many others from dying and they are true heros.

Sep 11, 2015 01:10 PM #2
Sybil Campbell
Long and Foster REALTORS® 5234 Monticello Ave Williamsburg, Virginia - Williamsburg, VA
REALTOR® ABR, SFR, SRES Williamsburg, Virginia

Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, Thanks for sharing this, may we never forget!!!

Sep 11, 2015 03:33 PM #3
Hannah Williams
Re/Max Eastern inc. - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818

Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor such brave people . Such a frightning day . I will never forget .. ever  ...ever ever

I thought of you tonight I bought the cutest Kate Spade hand bag so cute i am in love Was going to call you ..should have forgot the time difference . It is a small bag and always wear huge bags my grandaughter came with me and I found 2 but this one was lapis and perfect . My 6 year old was in love with it too .  Will try to call you this week

Sep 11, 2015 05:14 PM #4
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint
Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

The courage those people showed on that flight is beyond comprehension to me.  Thank you for sharing.  Mark

Sep 11, 2015 09:03 PM #5
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

This is the American Spirit at it's best too bad the politicians do not have the same spirit, Endre

Sep 18, 2015 04:47 PM #6
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