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The Flight 93 National Memorial honors the 40 passengers and crew of United Airlines Flight 93 who courageously gave their lives thwarting a planned attack on Washington, D.C. Congress authorized the Flight 93 National Memorial in 2002.The Memorial is a place where individuals can learn about the events of September 11, 2001 and find meaning and inspiration.  


An international competition was conducted to choose the design for the permanent memorial and over 1,000 entries were submitted. The work of Paul Murdoch Architects and Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects was selected after a two stage competition. That design is now taking shape. The first features of the memorial were dedicated on September 10, 2011. Work continues on the remaining features.  


Completed Features  

On September 10, 2011 the first features of the memorial were completed and dedicated. These include the new entrance, new roads, and the Memorial Plaza at the crash.  


Current Progress  

Construction is ongoing and major progress continues on various features including the Visitor Center Complex, the 40 Memorial Groves, and the reforestation effort  


Future Plans  

Planning and fundraising to complete the memorial is also ongoing. Features that are in the basic planning stages include the Tower and the Return Road.  


For more information, visit the Flight 93 National Memorial website.  

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