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Flight 93 Memorial Cruise


Flight 93 National Memorial Cruise
Shanksville, PA August 13, 2022
By Dennis Clawson

I hadn’t been to the 911 crash site since within months of that fateful day in 2001. My visit to the Memorial Park was surprising because of the size, magnitude and solemnity of what is now a National Park dedicated to the victims of that day.

We will cruise to the site from the Laurel Mountain Plaza in Latrobe, PA,  stopping for lunch at the spacious Coal Miners Cafe in Jennerstown.  The menu can be found online at https://www.zmenu.com › our-coal-miners-cafe-jennerstown-online-menu

The total time at the memorial will be about one and a half to two hours.  We will attend a 30-minute presentation at 1:30 by the rangers at the flagpole in the memorial plaza.  A walking tour at the memorial plaza near the crash site can be downloaded to smart phones and tablets or dialed up on your cell phone.  The visitor center building is very spacious and displays many artifacts, exhibits and little-known facts about that fateful day.  And of course, it houses a gift shop. The park also includes the tower of voices, a tower that has 40 massive aluminum wind chimes.   One chime for each victim. A wealth of information about the park can be found online at  https://www.nps.gov/flni/index.htm   

Ice cream will be enjoyed at the Lincoln Cafe just a mile or two from the park on route 22.

Admission is free to all.

Meeting Place: Laurel Mountain Plaza Route 22 Latrobe, PA.    Meet at 9:00 and Depart at 9:30
 RSVP: by August  7 to:   Dennis Clawson at cornet553@yahoo.com or text or call my cell phone 814-932-4938.


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