Flight 800 Memorial

Flight 800 Memorial (HM21Z6)

Location: Stevenson, AL 35772 Jackson County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 52.045', W 85° 50.23'

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Early on the morning of Wednesday, July 17, 1996
—hearts and minds overflowing with excitement for the journey—
five of our friends, neighbors and kinfolk,
left Stevenson, Alabama, bound for Paris, France.

That evening, at sunset,
TWA Flight 800 fell with them into the Atlantic Ocean,
just off the south coast of Long Island, New York.

All 230 souls aboard perished.

The tragedy touched towns and cities large and small,
throughout America and around the world.
But, save for Montoursville, Pennsylvania,
and it's 21 students and teachers,

Stevenson lost more than any other place.

Here, at the crossroads of our town, we remember them
and the promise, hope, joy faith and love which they were.

If I take the wings of the morning
and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea,
Even there shall thy hand lead me
and thy right hand shall hold me.

This memorial stands on land given by
Coastal Lumber Company, Inc in 2006
for the express purpose of building this memorial.
It was built by the City of Stevenson.

Dedicated July 17, 2013
HM NumberHM21Z6
Year Placed2013
Placed ByCity of Stevenson
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, October 1st, 2017 at 10:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 606283 N 3858956
Decimal Degrees34.86741667, -85.83716667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 52.045', W 85° 50.23'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 52' 2.7000000000001" N, 85° 50' 13.8" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)256
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 175-199 AL-117, Stevenson AL 35772, US
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