On September 11, 2001, 19 terrorists boarded and hijacked 4 airplanes, using them to attack America. The 4th hijacked plane, United Airlines Flight 93, crashed in rural Pennsylvania, just 80-miles east of Pittsburgh.
Flight 93 National Memorial is a place to learn about the 40 passengers and crew members of Flight 93 whose actions thwarted the hijackers' attempt to target Washington, DC, and most likely the US Capitol. The memorial is a place to walk beside their final resting place and honor the extraordinary courage of those who fought back against the terrorists.
Outdoor exhibits, a cell phone tour, and Park Rangers provide more information to visitors. The Visitor Center The Visitor Center includes interactive exhibits detailing the story of Flight 93, and the heroic actions of the passengers and crew. The Learning Center is used for special programming and exhibits (not open on a daily basis).