This Unexpected Piece Of American History Is Hidden In A Small Town Near Cleveland

Do you remember where you were at on September 11, 2001? Though long ago, this is a day many Americans will never forget. Three planes struck American buildings, but one lone flight – Flight 93 – crashed into the ground, taking only its brave passengers as casualties. The flight, which had been headed for San Francisco, made a U-turn just west of Cleveland as its hijackers set course for Washington, D.C. Though the tragedy may feel years ago and miles away from our cozy community, a little piece of that heartbreaking day in American history has found a home in a small town near Cleveland.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/

Americans will never forget that the deadliest act of terrorism took place on our own soil. It was many years ago now, but it is still fresh in our minds and hearts. A piece of that day is now a permanent fixture in this small town near Cleveland, and a visit to it is both humbling and moving.

You’ll find the monument located at 300 W. Reagan Pkwy., Medina, OH.

If you enjoy local history, check out this incredible Cleveland history center.