About The Memorial:
|| This Memorial offers a space with feelings of remembrance for loved ones lost, and thoughts of a positive hope for the future.
The Memorial has a "remembrance stone" that is placed in a flowing line for each individual person who's life was lost on Flight 93. This exemplifies that each person was more than just a moment in history, or a victim linked to such a horrifying event. The Memorial has put a face to each soul lost on that fateful flight.
Each individual's name, age, and hometown is engraved on each stone. On the front side of the 40 stones is a polished stainless steel mirror to reflect the viewers own image to signify that it could have been any one of us aboard Flight 93 that day. The back of the 40 remembrance stones were left unfinished to signify that the heros had unfinished lives.
The stones begin at the "Circle of Remembrance", with two boards describing the Flight and the Memorial, and one board with the names of the Sponsors and Donors.
The flowing path leads the visitor to each stone and allows them to step off the path and individually reflect and pay respects to that person. There are also "reflection benches" along the path so that visitors can take time to sit and reflect about the loss we have all felt and the grief the World, the Nation and the Families have endured since that fateful date in history. Bordering the benches are grasses symbolizing amber waves of grain. Other flowers are planted along the path and around the Memorial to illustrate rebirth and hope for the future.
The Memorial ends at the "Circle of Hope." This circle has and American flag symbolizing the bravery and courage of those citizens that day. The flag is surrounded by a circle of tiles hand painted by children from the community, these tiles show their vision of the future.
It is our hope that the Memorial stimulates all of us to reflect on the event, these individual people and a dream for a better future inspired by those lost on Flight 93, September 11, 2001.
Billboard commemorating The Flight 93 passengers and crew at "Ground Zero,"
The World Trade Center site, New York City, December 2005.