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    While in Pennsylvania, we visited the Flight 93 Memorial. It was a very moving experience. The picture of the dark walkway approaching the visitor center (which is on a hill above the crash site) represents the shadow of the plane, whose flight path went directly over that line. The walkway passes thru the stark visitor center and ends at an overlook of the Memorial Wall and crash site in the distance. The photo of the Memorial Wall, which runs along the plane's flight path, looks back up the hill toward the visitor center, and continues the dark walkway representing the flight path of the plane. The victim's names are on the wall panels. At the end of the wall is a bronze gate which leads to the crash site. Only family members are allowed to pass through the gate and approach the crash site. The fourth picture was taken from the visitor center, where the memorial wall and gate is in the distance, with the crash site in the field beyond where the large boulder has been placed. The grove of trees has a large empty area where they were burned away due to the fire resulting from the crash.
    Walkway to Visitor Center. Memorial Wall containing the names of the victims. Gate leading to crash site.
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    listening to you guys talk about this Memorial really brought it home to us .... we hope to get there one day
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    • #3
      I imagine this this place is much like a few other national monuments and historical places where (as I say), you are not the same person leaving as you were when you arrived.
      In my belief... that is a very good thing.

      Places I have had this direct experience...
      (inside the US)
      - Vietnam Wall
      - USS Arizona
      - Mount Rushmore
      - Ground Zero
      - Our local 9/11 Memorial (because I could actually touch a beam from the 96th floor of the North Tower)
      - Arlington National Cemetary
      - Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
      - Gettysburg battlefield

      (outside the US)
      - Dachau concentration camp

      Priority on my "bucket list" that I still need to see and expect the same reaction...
      - Normandy
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      • #4
        We visited the Vietnam Wall, Tomb of the Unknown, and ANC when we made the Run For the Wall May 2010. The Wall had the biggest impact. I was not prepared for the real thing. It's nothing like the pictures.
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        • #5
          Originally posted by avvidclif View Post
          I was not prepared for the real thing. It's nothing like the pictures.
          Very humbling indeed...

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