9/11 & Flight 93

9/11 Sites of Interest
Visit Johnstown Pa | Twin Towers Structural Beam
Twin Towers Structural Beam

Twin Towers Structural Beam, located at the St. Mary’s Byzantine Catholic Church Pavilion, is a structural beam from one of New York’s Twin Towers from the September 11th tragedy. “Johnstown is one of only five cities in the U.S. that has an actual part of The Towers,” said Monsignor Balta, pastor of the church.

“I had heard that pieces [of the Towers] were being sold for scrap and thought it was a tragedy. I phoned Manhattan and had a truck pick up the remnant just before the embargo went into effect that afternoon.” The structure, located beside St. Mary’s pavilion along with a flag pole, serves as a permanent memorial for the victims and heroes of 9-11.

Flight 93 Memorial Chapel

Flight 93 Memorial Chapel is a spiritual memorial and perpetual tribute in honor of the Heroes of Flight 93, and all other innocents who perished September 11, 2001.The Chapel is a secular non-denominational Chapel, and will serve as a spiritual refuge and place of meditation and prayer.

Heroes Garden and Flight 93 Crew Monument open dawn to dusk every day.
Chapel open to the public Friday-Monday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., March through November; and open weekends weather permitting, December through February.
Mass every Sunday at 11 a.m., December through February, weather permitting.
Buses and groups welcome any time.
Reservations suggested. All other times by appointment.

Flight 93 National Memorial

The Flight 93 National Memorial is located at the crash site of the United Airlines flight 93 that was hijacked on September 11, 2001. The memorial was made to honor the passengers and crew who stopped the hijackers from reaching their target. In 2017, the "Tower of Voices" was added to the memorial which contains 40 wind chimes dedicated to each victim.