September 11 Memorial Sites to Visit

Here are three main sites to visit if you want to pay your respects. They all have special events planned for the 2014 September 11 Observance.

9/11 Memorial Museum – The National September 11 Memorial & Museum is the principal memorial and museum commemorating the September 11 attacks of 2001, which killed nearly 3,000 people. The Museum opened on May 21, 2014. The Memorial and the Museum are located at the World Trade Center site in lower Manhattan.

National 9/11 Pentagon Memorial – The Pentagon Memorial was created to remember and honor those who perished on September 11th, 2001 at the Pentagon in Washington, DC. One-hundred-and-eighty-four lives were lost when hijacked American Airlines Flight 77 crashed into the Pentagon that day. See also: Pentagon Tours 9/11 page

Flight 93 National Memorial – On September 11, 2001 United Flight 93 was only 20 minutes flight time from the U.S. Capitol when the passengers and crew of the plane rushed the cockpit in an effort to overpower the hijackers. Flight 93 crashed in a field outside the town of Shanksville in rural southwestern Pennsylvania. Because of the actions of the 40 passengers and crew aboard Flight 93, the attack on the nation’s capital was thwarted.

SEE ALSO: 9/11 Healing Field returns to Tempe Beach Park (must see if you live in the Phoenix area)

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