Casual Restaurant Near Flight 93 Memorial –
Stoystown & Shanksville, PA
Eat at Bad Boyz Burgers in Somerset, PA
Bad Boyz Burgers of Somerset is a unique locally-owned cafe located in downtown Somerset, PA at 363 West Main Street. We are a casual, family-friendly modern eatery with a straightforward approach. Our themed atmosphere is fun and comfortable. When visiting the Flight 93 National Memorial, you are just 20 minutes away from the Home of the Hottest Hot Wings, as featured on Food Network’s Outrageous Food. We invite you to enjoy our unique menu featuring 100% Angus beef with house-made bacon jam, fresh fried zucchini planks, beer-battered mozzarella, and a variety of hearty soups, salads, sandwiches, and more.
Driving Directions from Flight 93 Memorial to Bad Boyz Burgers
From the Flight 93 National Memorial in Stoystown, PA, head north on Approach Road toward US 30 E and drive 33 feet. Turn left onto US 30 West and drive 3.9 miles. From the left land, take the PA 281 S/Stoystown Rd exit. Continue onto PA 281 S/Stoystown Rd and drive 9.1 miles. Turn left onto N Pleasant Ave and drive 0.3 miles. Turn right onto E Main Street and drive 0.5 miles. Turn left and Bad Boyz Burgers will be on your right at S Parsons Ave and W Main Street.
Flight 93 Memorial History
The Flight 93 National Memorial in Stoystown, PA area is hallowed ground. The Memorial recognizes the extraordinary bravery and courageous acts of passengers aboard United Airlines Flight 93. On the morning of September 11, 2001, Flight 93, along with three other commercial airliners, was hijacked. On that dark day, American Airlines Flight 11 and United Airlines Flight 175 were crashed into the World Trade Center’s Twin Towers in New York City, NY. Just outside Washington, D.C, the western side of the Pentagon was also attacked. With 40 passengers and crew members aboard the Newark, NJ to San Francisco, CA, flight, four individuals armed with knives and box cutters exposed their devious intent approximately 40 minutes into the flight.
America Under Attack
As the passengers were told by one of the terrorists to sit down because a bomb was aboard the plane, the plot became clear to the passengers and crew members aboard the plane: America was under attack. The plane they were currently aboard, at 41,000 feet in altitude, was a part of the plot and likely to be used as a weapon against innocent Americans. Nine minutes after flight dispatcher Ed Ballinger’s alert was received by Flight 93’s Captain Jason Dahl that the World Trade Center had been attacked, the cockpit of the plane was overtaken and the plane rerouted back east.
Fighting Back – The Counterattack
The passengers aboard Flight 93 contacted loved ones by phone to inform them of the situation unfolding in the sky. A very brief discussion commenced amongst the passengers, who voted to fight back against the terrorists (who the American public would later be informed were working for Al-Qaeda, a militant Islamic extremist group). Family members on the ground were alerted that at least three aboard would take action.
“I know we’re all going to die. There’s three of us who are going to do something about it. I love you, honey.”
-Thomas Burnett Jr., Passenger (to his wife)
“Are you guys ready? Let’s roll.”
-Todd Beamer, Passenger (via open line)
“Everyone’s running to first class. I’ve got to go. Bye.”
-Sandy Bradshaw, Flight Attendant (final words to her husband, after informing him that she was in a galley filling pitchers with boiling hot water)
The counterattack had begun. The cockpit voice recorder documented the events that unfolded. With the passengers about to break into the cockpit, the terrorists in control of the plane set the plane into a roll in an apparent attempt to knock off the balance of those aboard the plane. Failing that, the terrorists made the decision to abort their attack and instead crash the plane immediately. A terrorist was heard to say, “Yes, put it in it, and pull it down.” Additional voices screamed, “Allah is great.” At 10:03:11 am on September 11, 2001, Flight 93 approached the ground on its back at 580 miles per hour, crashing into an empty field in Shanksville, PA.
We Will Never Forget
Although experts believe the terrorists were likely planning to attack the White House, the U.S. Capitol, Camp David, or one of the nuclear power plants in the area, we may never know the intended target of Flight 93. Many questions remain. What we do know is that the passengers and crew members aboard Flight 93 displayed extraordinary courage in the face of terror, selflessly saving untold lives as a result of their bravery.
The Passengers and Crew of Flight 93
When visiting the Sacred Ground of the Flight 93 Memorial, we invite you to take a break with us. Bad Boyz Burgers of Somerset honors the lives and courage of all aboard Flight 93. We will never forget.
LeRoy Homer, Jr.
Cee Cee Lyles
Deborah Anne Jacobs Welsh
Thomas E. Burnett Jr.
Georgine Rose Corrigan
Patrick “Joe” Driscoll
Edward Porter Felt
Colleen L. Fraser
Donald F. Greene
Louis J. Nacke II
Donald and Jean Peterson
Mark “Mickey” Rothenberg
Honor Elizabeth Wainio
Kristin Gould White