Cruise to the Flight 93 National Memorial
On September 26, 2015, on a beautiful windy day, Members of MCCPA met for a cruise to Flight 93 National Memorial. The Flight 93 National Memorial construction is complete and held the Opening Dedication about two weeks before. The experience that included the Memorial Plaza, Flight Path Walkway and Visitor Center was a very moving. The tour of the Visitor center included eye witness accounts, the voice recording form the cockpit recorder and the cell phone conversations of the passengers to their loved ones. After visiting the Flight 93 National Memorial, MCCPA headed to Jean Bonnet Tavern for a late lunch.
We met up in Carlisle, nothing like a breakfast tailgating to start the day.
A quick stop on the turnpike rest stop, then cruise though the beautiful hills of western PA. The trees are turning to fall colors.
We arrived at the newly dedicated Memorial Plaza.
The Memorial Plaza provides information on Flight 93 on the day of 9/11/2001. The Memorial plaza gate directs you to the Wall of Names.
A large boulder marks the impact site. The Wall of Names which contains the names of crew and passengers on Flight 93 and is ordinated to the flight path to the impact site.
The Visitor center is a multimedia experience of the day of 9/11/2001. We declined to take photos inside, if you have not been to the Flight 93 National Memorial, we highly recommend it. The site has also has a 2.3 mile walk way laid out in a circle fashion to link the Memorial Plaza, Wall of Names and Visitor center.
Jean Bonnet Tavern for a late lunch, after a day at the Flight 93 National Memorial. Time to catch up with other members over a good meal.