On Tuesday morning, September 11, 2001, the U.S. came under attack when four commercial airliners were hijacked and used to strike targets on the ground. Nearly 3,000 people tragically lost their lives. Because of the actions of the 40 passengers and crew aboard one of the planes, Flight 93, the attack on the U.S. Capitol was thwarted.
This was act was very hard for Joey to understand. We spent a lot of time trying to prep him and help him to learn the facts. It was a very eye opening memorial.
There is the memorial center where you can leave messages.
The rock in the field represents where the nose of the plane landed.
You can take a virtual tour of this memorial by visiting the National Parks page. You can also listen to the same audio tour that we did while visiting. It's a free app that can be used with any National Park.
This was a very interesting park to visit. It was eye-opening as you listened and thought about what must have been racing through the passengers minds as it was happening. Was this a hard decision for them? What decision would we have made if we would have been put in that situation?