Friday, August 6, 2010

Visit to the Flight 93 National Memorial in Pennsylvania: permanent memorial under construction, 2nd temporary memorial is open

Well, in a week that the Obama administration said that our worst threat still comes from Al Qaeda, and when the Nuclear Threat Initiative was active again on its email list, and the Washington Times wrote an op-ed (Friday) on “The United States of Arabia” and another on how World War II ended (hint, yellowcake and plutonium), I went up to the New Temporary Visitor Location (west ridge) for the Flight 93 National Memorial near Shanksville, PA, about 10 miles on the line from the Allegheny Mountain Tunnel on the Pennsylvania Turnpike. Here’s the latest from the National Park Service, link.

Above, a picture of the "mushroom cloud" after the 9/11 crash of Flight 93.
Above. plans for the permanent Flight 93 National Memorial, very near the crash site.
Above, west end of Allegheny Mountain Tunnel, near the crash site. The plane didn't miss the Turnpike by much.

Update: Oct. 17, 2011

Here is a video on the site as completed by Sept. 11, 2011.  I expect to visit the site soon. The NPS video shows the new monuments structure.

Update: Oct. 26, 2011.

I visited the site today. Please see the "BillBoushka" blog today for details.

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