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“TWA 800”

TWA Flight 800 International Memorial
Ranked #2 of 7 things to do in Shirley
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 20 October 2012

This was a very tragic day. Some of my closest friends witnessed the events that day. This memorial is tasteful and has a very peaceful-serene atmosphere right on the ocean.

1  Thank Debra G
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Reviewed 16 September 2012

Flight 800 park is not far from my home. It's situated right at Smith Point Beach in Shirley. I find myself there often as it is a place to remember those lost and it is a peaceful, lovely place to walk through. Sometimes a family member of one of the accident victims will be there and I know to give them space. Sometimes they want to talk and tell you of their loved one who was lost. It's a safe harbor for those family members to come and pray, remember and reflect.

1  Thank Momship
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Reviewed 3 September 2012

This was not some thing to rave about because it was a memorial for a tragedy . It was very a very quiet and emotional remembrance to a tragedy which could have been avoided and that is waht is so difficult to make peace with.

1  Thank needinfoplease
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Reviewed 10 August 2012

THE MEMORIAL
This is a beautiful and big memorial-- and its location by the soft crashing of waves allows for a peaceful place to meditate despite the small irony of those same circumstances leading to the building the memorial. There are enough pieces to read and look at-- from a row of flags, bench markers, stone mural, walking path and more.

LOCATION
My visit occurred during an off-peak time; just the waves, memorial, wind and me. The nearby empty parking lot (appropriate size for housing a SuperBowl tailgating party), empty toll booths, and large expanse of beach are witness to how "unpeaceful" this place probably gets during tourist season.

SUMMARY
If you're in the area, I recommend families to visit and pay some respects here. Not only is the memorial itself very welcoming, but there are plenty of opportunities to discuss and remember the incident.

1  Thank Pyra-Danny
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Reviewed 14 October 2015
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