Originally Posted by ependydad
We ended up stopping in Somerset, PA for an overnight stop. I happened to notice that we were fairly close to the Flight 93 Memorial from September 11. The park is beautiful and the memorial itself very moving. They had an app/phone call in on 14 different signs about Sept. 11 and this particular flight as well as the memorial's design. It was fantastically done and really kept my daughter's attention (until we got booted because they closed at 7pm).
Many years ago, my Grandma and I walked through the Holocaust Museum in DC. I remember her crying silently as we went from exhibit to exhibit and not understanding. As my wife and I read the signs, and saw the exhibit, we both found ourselves choked up and having a hard time speaking when our daughter would ask questions.
If you're in the area or passing through, I strongly recommend a visit.
That's on our list of MUST-SEE places to visit. One of the stewardesses on that plane, Sandy Bradshaw, was from my hometown of Greensboro, NC. The grief felt in our town was unbelievable, having lost one of our own.
And I felt a lot of the same emotion walking through the American Cemetary at Utah Beach in Normandy. Tears wouldn't stop.