Flight 93 National Memorial Ground Breaking

Like any other Saturday I had a zillion things on my to do list.  But this was November 9th. The ground turning day for the Fight 93 NATIONAL Memorial in Shanksville, PA. From the resorts it’s a 40 minute drive one way but I knew I had to be there.

The site chosen for the ground turning was very flat. There were risers brought in for the media. Three small sections were roped off, Family Members, Media, Invited Guests. There were no chairs set up so everyone was standing making it challenging to see anything. The weather was gorgeous! Blue skies, warm sunshine, a slight breeze, planes in flight overhead.

Since I couldn’t see I recorded the audio for the majority of the ceremony. The state and federal government have committed millions to this Memorial.  The plan is to have the first phase completed for the 10th anniversary.       

 As with September 11, 2001 the end result will be life changing. Understand that this area is rural. No city water, no city sewer, no stop lights, no zoning, no commercial businesses like hotels or major restaurants.  NONE YET. We know they are coming. We welcome the world to this sacred site.

September 11 changed our country. The heroic efforts of the passengers on Flight 93 changed the lives of their family members. This National Memorial changes our community in so many ways.  As a local with family roots and a REALTOR it is my intent to document the progress and impact this National Memorial will have on our area.


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