FLIGHT 93 CRASH SITE

 

JUNE 24, 2008

 

 

 

Carl and I were heading east on Rt. 30, which takes you within 3 miles of the crash site, so we

turned off the main road and followed a very country lane to the top of this low ridge. The site

is down a bit to the right. It had rained in the night and the clouds were just beginning to clear.

 

 

My first impression was not terribly favorable as everything there was just a big mishmash of

stuff, but as you walk around, you soon see the heart behind it all. People who visit, want to make

some statement that they were there, that they care. This back fence was loaded with baseball

caps, firemen's outfits, bits of this and that.

 

 

There's this semicircle of benches with the names of the passengers carved in their backs.

It faces out to the huge field of the crash site.

 

 

Every surface everywhere was covered with mementoes left by visitors...bits of glass, rocks,

jewelry, pins....so I decided to take this view of the site looking over the top of one of the

markers. The dot out there in the field is actually an American flag, marking the center of the site.

 

 

Even the wooden cross was covered with pins and bits of jewelry.

 

 

The field itself is planted in wild flowers. Again, that dot out there is the flag.

 

 

This is the very twisty lake a bit to the left.

 

 

The breeze had the American flag standing out almost perfectly.

I kinda liked that!

 

 

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