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Flight 93 park ranger to discuss the creation of memorials |

Flight 93 park ranger to discuss the creation of memorials

Patrick Varine
| Wednesday, October 17, 2018 5:48 p.m
Karen Morrow, of New Holland, pays respects to friends Jean and Don Peterson, passengers on Flight 93 on Sept. 11, 2018. Morrow was in Bible study with Jean Peterson for three years while living in New Jersey. She left a letter to her friends at the memorial site.

A U.S. Park Ranger this weekend will discuss why we memorialize tragic events in history during a special program at the Flight 93 National Memorial.

Richard Condon will take a look at why the nation memorializes traumatic events, the concept of memorialization and the the history of the Flight 93 National Memorial.

Condon recently returned from the “Distant Thunder” conference presented by the George Tyler Moore Center for the Study of the Civil War. This year’s conference took place in Gettysburg, where 1,328 monuments and markers memorialize Union and Confederate soldiers who died in the Battle of Gettysburg.

Condon will share his insights on memories, memorialization and the healing process that takes place during the evolution of memorials from temporary roadside features to complete national monuments.

His 45-minute presentation will begin at 2 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday at the Flight 93 National Memorial, 6424 Lincoln Highway, Stoystown.

Patrick Varine is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Patrick at 724-850-2862, or via Twitter @MurrysvilleStar.

Patrick Varine is a Tribune-Review staff reporter. You can contact Patrick at 412-871-8627, or via Twitter .

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