I thought I would be filled with utter sadness when I arrived at the memorial. I had avoided the site on my last trip through this part of the state for that very reason. This time around I wanted simply to pay my respects no matter what the emotional cost.
To my grateful surprise, the expectations of sadness were unfounded. Throughout my visit, I felt a blessed peace in all the aspects of this thoughtful, loving remembrance.
The Flight 93 Memorial in Somerset County, Pennsylvania is a profoundly beautiful tribute to the heroes of 9/11/2001.