Wednesday, September 21, 2022

A Visit to Flight 93 Memorial, by Diane Scott Lewis

 


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Rowena, a young woman, perhaps on the wrong side, who sees her world exploding into anarchy during the American Revolution.


A few days ago I took my childhood friend to visit the Flight 93 Memorial, another shocking strike involving our country. The setting is beautiful but the story tragic.

September 11, 2001, when four planes crashed into the Twin Towers in New York, the Pentagon in Virginia, and a field near Shanksville, PA. Flight 93, where the passengers knew they had to stop the terrorists who hijacked their plane by storming the cockpit. The terrorists crashed it into the bucolic field instead of completing their evil mission.

The passengers sacrificed their lives to stop the anarchy. How horrified and frightened they must have been.



We stared off over the field where the plane crashed, a boulder marks the crash site. The remnants of the passengers are still there, and I felt a surge of the emotional loss. My friend crossed herself and teared up.



A gate built of the Pennsylvania state tree, a hemlock, was created with forty ax slashes, each one representing the people who lost their lives.



The Tower of Voices was built for the wind to sing through with the laments of souls sacrificed. 


The site is well worth a visit to see what heroes did to save the further destruction of our country. A visit that will resonate with me for a long time.


Diane lives in Western Pennsylvania with her husband and one naughty dachshund.

To find out more about her and her books:  DianeScottLewis



5 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing this experience, Diane. The courageous acts of these heroes should never be forgotten. Your post brought me to tears. May they rest in peace.

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  2. Thanks, Vijaya. It was a solemn experience.

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  3. Thanks for sharing. It still brings tears to my eyes.

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  4. Powerful. I'm Canadian but I still feel that anguish.

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