September 11th, 2004
On the way home we stopped at the Temporary Flight 93 National Memorial outside of Shanksville, PA.
It made the world championships seem pretty insignificant.
A 40 foot fence holds the thousands of items left by visitors
The actual temporary memorial
The flags are attached to 40 angels, each with a name of one of the passengers or crew members who perished there
At regular intervals the special Flight 93 commemorative flag is replaced on one of the flagpoles. The visitors are asked to help unfurl the flag and then each person around the flag tells what the site means to them.
One of the many markers at the site
The actual crash site, marked here by a United States Flag, is about 500 yards south of the temporary memorial. It is accessible only to family members. Somerset County Sheriff's deputies are on duty at the site 24 hours a day.
A marker by motorcyclists from around the world. There were about 250 of them at the site during our visit.
For more information about Shanksville and flight 93 click HERE