9/11 Heroes Walk - Universal City, TX
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N 29° 33.394 W 098° 17.781
14R E 568165 N 3269857
Quick Description: A semi-circular memorial area in Red Horse Park in Universal City, TX honors the passengers on the four airplanes and the others who died as a result of their crashes relating to the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 12/2/2019 8:33:03 PM
Waymark Code: WM11QDN
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member wayfrog
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Long Description:
This 9-11 memorial is on the east end of Red Horse Park, near the boundary street Cibolo Trail. Red Horse Park is located at 1100 North Blvd., Universal City, TX. This is a small incorporated city landlocked within the greater San Antonio metropolitan area. Follow the walking trail from the park's parking lot on the west end of the park to the 9/11 Heroes Walk memorial on the east end of the park. See below for details on the texts of the memorial plaques.

Remember the year that the 9/11 attack took place. We get so focused on the abbreviated name of just 9/11 that we often forget it occurred on September 11, 2001.
Name of organization that built the memorial: Universal City government

Private or Public Monument?: Government

Text on the memorial:
The 9-11 memorial is beside the walking/jogging trail that circles through the linear park. A large brown, flat slab of rock is in the center of a rock and stone semi-circle and is engraved with the text that reads as follows: "HEROES WALK Remember - Honor - Support To Remember the tragedy of 9/11, Honor the lives lost, and Support all those who fight for freedom. September 11 Universal City, TX" Behind this central rock are four metal display boards on posts, each representing the time chronology of which airplanes crashed, where they crashed and the number of people who died as a result of that respective crash. In order from left to right, the markers read as follows: "8:46 AM - Hijackers aboard American Airlines Flight 11 crash the plane into floors 93-99 of the North Tower of the World Trade Center, killing everyone on board and hundreds inside the building." "9:03 AM - Hijackers crash United Airlines Flight 175 into floors 75-85 of the World Trade Center's South Tower, killing everyone onboard and hundreds inside the building." "9:37 AM - Hijackers onboard Flight 77 crashed the plane into the western facade of the Pentagon in Washington D.C., killing 59 aboard the plane and 125 military and civilian personnel inside the building." "10:07 AM - After passengers and crew members aboard the hijacked Flight 93 learned about the attacks in New York and Washington D.C., they mount an attempt to retake the plane. In response, Hijackers deliberately crash the plane into a field in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, killing 40 passengers and crew onboard." Behind these memorial signs is a curved retaining wall onto which are fastened circular medallions for each of the US military services of Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corp and Coast Guard, plus the Texas Police and Emergency Rescue. These are spaced along the wall to be behind each of the memorial plaques.

Physical address of memorial:
1100 North Blvd.
Universal City, TX USA

Website for more information: [Web Link]

Date of Dedication: Not listed

Additional coordinates: Not Listed

Visit Instructions:
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