The Remember Me Rose Garden is a living tribute to the passengers and crew aboard United Flight 93, who sacrificed their own lives to save countless others during the 9/11/2001 terrorist attacks on America.
This living memorial is situated along Route 30 (AKA the Lincoln Highway), just a quarter-mile east of the entrance to the Flight 93 National Memorial near Shanksville, PA.
“The Families of Flight 93,” a nonprofit corporation formed by the families of the fallen heroes, purchased this land and donated the 13 acres on which the Remember Me Rose Garden now sits.
Design of the Remember Me Rose Garden
The largest feature of this living memorial is a compass-shaped floral garden spanning 280 feet.
At the center of the “compass” sits a fountain, 30 feet in diameter.
Each point on the compass is 93 feet in length, an additional tribute to Flight 93.
Hundreds of “Julie Andrews” rose bushes (named for the actress and performer) fill the inner circle around the fountain.
While hundreds of perennials fill in the “points” of the compass-shaped garden.
Encircling the fountain are 40 rocks, each engraved with the name of a hero on Flight 93.
20 concrete benches resembling wooden timbers surround the fountain and create a place for rest and reflection.
The Cross Plaza
A 16-foot-tall wooden cross, the first memorial erected at the actual Flight 93 crash site, was relocated to the Remember Me Rose Garden in 2015.
The Cross Plaza, as it is now called, sits on the hill overlooking the compass-shaped garden below.
Debris from Flight 93 is embedded in concrete at the base of the Cross.
The path from the Compass to the Cross passes through a rainbow-shaped patch of wildflowers.
The wildflowers act as a giant pollinator garden in the summer months.
“Ryan’s Trail” is a wheelchair-accessible, half-mile trail that encircles the Remember Me Rose Garden.
Ryan’s Trail is named in honor of Eagle Scout Ryan Cenk, who raised nearly $14,000 to purchase and install 15 teakwood benches along the beautiful trail that now bears his name.
Hours and Directions
The Remember Me Rose Garden is open to individuals and groups of visitors, free-of-charge, 365 days a year.
The physical address of this living memorial is 6488 Lincoln Highway, Stoystown, PA 15563.
The Remember Me Rose Garden operates as a non-profit organization and relies entirely on donations and volunteer efforts to keep it going – if you’d like to donate or volunteer check out the garden’s OFFICIAL WEBSITE for more information.
May we never forget the courage and conviction of the 40 heroes whose names are are engraved on the rocks surrounding the fountain in the center of the Remember Me Rose Garden – their actions saved the lives of hundreds, and perhaps thousands of their fellow Americans on 9/11/2001.
The Flight 93 National Memorial is our Nation’s official tribute to the bravery, service, and sacrifice of the 40 passengers and crew members aboard Flight 93 on September 11, 2001.
Thousands of visitors from around the world stop here every year to pay their respects and learn more about how the passengers and crew of Flight 93 fought back against radical Islamic hijackers, thwarting their attempt to use the airplane as a missile against the United States Capitol.
The Flight 93 Memorial Chapel, located 3 miles west of Shanksville, was one of the earliest memorials to the passengers and crew of Flight 93.
Home to many donated pieces of memorabilia, the Flight 93 Memorial Chapel serves as a place to honor those who died on 9/11, and is open (free of charge) to visitors most days from 12-5.
Patriot Park near Shanksville is the future home of a permanent memorial intended to honor all those who died in the line of duty while serving the United States military in the Global War on Terrorism.
The Field of Heroes Flag Display (a temporary placeholder until the permanent memorial is built) at Patriot Park is very moving and absolutely worth a stop if you’re visiting the area.
The Trail of Fallen Heroes is a driving tour that connects the four Somerset County memorials dedicated to the heroes of Flight 93 and the subsequent Global War on Terrorism.
21 Must-See Attractions in Somerset County is your guide to even more great things to see and do when visiting the Remember Me Rose Garden near Shanksville.
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