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Visit the Tower of Voices at the Flight 93 National Memorial
Almost twenty years ago, four commercial airliners were hijacked by al-Qaeda terrorists. While two crashed into the World Trade Center towers and a third into the Pentagon, the fourth, United Flight 93, crashed into a common field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania. It wasn’t until later that the complete and heroic story of Flight 93’s final moments were pieced together and the common field was transformed into the hallowed site of one of America’s greatest acts of heroism.
Located on the ridge above the Memorial Plaza at the crash site, the Visitor Center Complex includes a Visitor Center and exhibit area, the Learning Center, parking area, Allee and Western Overlook trailheads, and the Flight Path Walkway and Overlook. You can also find the bookstore here and restrooms in the Learning Center. Plan for 45 minutes to explore the exhibit space, Flight Path Overlook, and the bookstore and sales area.
Memorial Plaza is a one-mile drive from the Visitor Center Complex. The Plaza can also be accessed via the two walking trails. Memorial Plaza includes a ¼-mile walkway along the crash site and debris field which leads up to the Wall of Names.
The Flight 93 National Memorial’s most unique display is the Tower of Voices. Standing almost 100 feet tall, the hollowed-out concrete tower cradles forty aluminum wind chimes symbolizing each of the passengers and crew. Regarded as the largest musical instrument in the world, the Tower of Voices is arguably the most unique memorial designed and built by the United States. The monument was recently completed and dedicated this past September so your visit will be among the first.
For more information regarding the Flight 93 National Memorial, click here and plan your visit to Pennsylvania with a stay at a nearby bed and breakfast
Flight 93 National Memorial
6424 Lincoln Hwy 30
Stoystown, PA 15563