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“Peaceful place....”

TWA Flight 800 International Memorial
Ranked #2 of 7 things to do in Shirley
Certificate of Excellence
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Level 4 Contributor
45 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Peaceful place....”
Reviewed 21 February 2013

This is a beautiful dedication to those who perished in the TWA Flight 800 crash off the coast of Fire Island. I'll never forget when this happened, as most of the volunteers in the area were first responders for this accident. They have created a beautiful memorial at Smith Point County Park in their memory. A nice place to just sit, unwind and take in the beautiful views...

Visited September 2012
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Centereach
Level 5 Contributor
52 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“beautiful memorial”
Reviewed 19 January 2013

beautiful, moving memorial with the beach as a background, and benches to sit on and reflect............

Visited July 2012
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Long Island
Level 6 Contributor
196 reviews
114 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
“Effective”
Reviewed 23 December 2012

Nicely situated and landscaped. Worth a short visit even if you don't recall the TWA disaster. Adults are likely to be affected in some intangible way.

Visited June 2012
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1 Thank JWGrum
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Nesconset, New York
Level 3 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“TWA 800”
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.

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1 Thank Debra G
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mastic Beach, NY
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“I go here to reflect and remember”
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.

Visited August 2012
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