Flight 93 National Memorial will open a special exhibit, Memories from the Memorial – Looking Back 2001 - 2011 this Saturday at the Flight 93 Learning Center. The special exhibit will be open to the public July 13-14, July 20-21, August 3-4, August 10-11, August 18, August 24-25, August 31- September 1, and September 7-8 from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm.
This new exhibit, illustrating the history of the Flight 93 temporary memorial, is set to open from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm Saturday, July 13, 2019. The display will include several items from the chain-link fence memorial including, a sampling of memorial benches and flags, and a portion of the original memorial fencing. Visitors to the exhibit are welcome to sign a painted replica plywood board, similar to the one that guests would have viewed 18 years ago.
The exhibit, “Memories from the Memorial – Looking Back 2001 - 2011” will give the visitor a chance to connect with Flight 93 Ambassadors, the volunteers who worked at the different temporary memorial locations to the present permanent memorial. Ambassadors will also be on hand to answer any questions visitors may have, and further explain the history the early temporary memorial features. The exhibit will include photographs and oral histories from past Ambassadors Interpretive panels will also be on display to provide context regarding certain aspects of the exhibit, and to promote the upcoming “Trail of Remembrance,” a new trail to the former site of the temporary memorial, set to open November 2019.
When visitors exit the Learning Center, they will have a better sense of the temporary memorial’s transition into the permanent memorial, and how a community memorialized the 40 passengers and crew members of United Flight 93. “I think we have to a memorial here. I think it’s important for the citizens of this country to have a place to go to where they can reflect on that, remember that day, and bring their children and educate them.” – Vaughn Catuzzi Lohec, sister of passenger Lauren Catuzzi Grandcolas.