SHANKSVILLE – On the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, Flight 93 was hijacked, and 40 passengers and crew members courageously gave their lives, thereby thwarting a planned attack on our nation’s capital.
The plane crashed in a field in Shanksville, Pa., rather than its intended target — the U.S. Capitol. Thanks to the heroes aboard the flight, it was the only plane hijacked on Sept. 11 that did not reach its destination, likely saving thousands of lives.
Today, the Flight 93 National Memorial is the final resting place for these heroes. It stands as a somber reminder of one of the most devastating events in American history and a beautiful memorial to those who gave their lives.
Together, the National Park Service, the National Park Foundation and the Families and Friends of Flight 93 have created a place of reflection for visitors.
This unique park stands as an incredible example of private-public partnership and was made possible thanks to funding raised by the National Park Foundation through support from individuals, foundations and companies.
Watch this touching video, produced by the National Park Service and National Park Foundation, as part of the #FindYourPark/#EncuentraTuParque movement, to learn more about this memorial and those it honors.