Friday, September 10, 2010

September 11 Map Available from Ball State University Libraries

September 11 Map of Flight 93 National Memorial Available from Ball State University Libraries

Almost immediately after the crash, visitors began arriving in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, to see the place where Flight 93 ended on the morning of September 11, 2001. A temporary memorial was created on a hilltop overlooking the crash site, and more than 150,000 visitors come to the spot each year.

In 2002 the Flight 93 National Memorial was included as a unit of the National Park Service. Family members, area residents, subject experts, and the National Park Service have worked with a Federal Advisory Commission to make recommendations on the design, boundaries, and management of a permanent National Memorial. An international competition resulted in the selection of a design for a memorial to be built at the Flight 93 crash site.

The map above shows the location of the temporary memorial. The Flight 93 National Memorial map was created by the National Park Services and is available in the GIS Research & Map Collection (GRMC) on the second floor of Bracken Library. This map includes information about the crash and details of the temporary and permanent memorials.

Maps from the GRMC circulate for two weeks or longer. To learn more about the development of the Flight 93 National Memorial and plans for the permanent memorial, visit