Skip to comments.Pictures from Flight 93 Memorial, 09/11/2005
Posted on 09/11/2005 9:53:59 PM PDT by daviddennis
Four years ago to this day, United Airlines Flight 93 was flying over unremarkable farmland near Somerset, Pennsylvania. Inside the plane there was chaos, as the passengers started to organize their legendary resistance.
Lets Roll, said Todd Beamer, as he and his fellows charged into the cockpit of the enormous jet. Here is where they and the other passengers are now resting forever.
This is not a political memorial. I see no racism, no attacks on Islam, just a moving tribute to a much-beloved group of people.
There has been a great controversy about the idea of a permanent memorial, a more formal building than the informal set of flags and tributes you see here. And yet somehow I think the flags and tributes came straight from the hearts of real people, both friends of the passengers and local residents bringing moving sympathy for those who died.
As a result, it seems fitting today to record the memorial as it is. Perhaps next year there will be a beautiful, soaring glossy structure over this place, but it will not be as moving as these simple tributes I saw today.
And so, without further ado, here they are: Pictures of the feelings and love of a people.
I suppose I should tell people to click on the article link to see the photos, which I posted on my web site.
Pinging my friends!
A Grateful Bump
Discovery Channel had a special on Flight 93, called "The Flight That Fought Back" ---it was good; I missed the first part, but what I saw was very moving and well done.
Here's a great link to a letter from a fellow Freeper who's father was on the flight.
It was very well done, also not political in any way that I could tell. Just matter of fact. Kiefer Sutherland was a good choice for commentary.
Tell the Park Service what you think of their design.
Ummmm, what the hell is that thing. Is that the Islam Crescent? If so, why is it there?
I think the post here shows that the members of the panel were naïve at best; duped at worst. There was a definite anti-American bias in the design jury.
I have to agree with you Ceder...I thought it would suck but it was pretty well done in my opinion as well.
I'm sure the looney libs loved it too!, you know, the ones that say the flight never happened. the ones that say the flight never happened
It is the approved design that some misguided fools want to make to commemorate the heroes of Flight 93. They have called it the "crescent of embrace" or something equally asinine.
The creator of the piece says it's "not religious per se"...even though it is obviously a red crescent and points towards Mecca.
I filled out my suggestion Email form for the Nat'l Parks re the Flight 93 Memorial and when I hit Submit, it said the site can't be located.
I copied the postal address and will send it that way if need be.
OMG! That HAS to be some kind of joke! They CANNOT be serious! What do the families think of this? I am in utter disbelief at this moment.
I know often the public doesn't get the whole story of events, but that website might be a stretch. :)
Also cannot believe the memorial design -- definitely looks like a crescent. This has to be stopped!
From what I've read families were involved in its design.
Have you read why this particular shape? Were the plane parts found in this pattern?
I tried and off course their web site is down...
Excellent work, again.
Surely, they must have been misled about it's meaning somehow. It seems so obvious, I don't get it.
I saw a tv show about it tonight and it was very touching. They were very heoric and will be remembered always.
I can only wish it were a joke. See "Flight 93 Memorial: Seeing is Believing" and "Flight 93 victims honored with Muslim Crescent?" Those articles clearly show what kind of abomination we're facing here.
But the worst part is that there are certain trollish types on FR who think there's nothing wrong with it! Frickin' idiots all.
"I am appalled at the design chosen to honor the heroes of flight 93. The "crecent" design seems to honor the hijackers, as thier "faith" in Islam utilizes the crecent in symbolism. The "artist" must sympathize with the terrorists rather than the passengers who fought bravely against the evil that the culture of death terrorist represents. I really question the need for any memorial since there aren't any crosses in the "design" and there were plenty of Christians aboard.
There is no way that I can donate to a site that gives Islamo-fascists a memorial of their own on American soil. It's as if you're constructing a new place for Muslims to congregate and congratulate themselves....what a waste! How could such a piss-poor design be chosen to honor the terrorist's plans for destruction instead of the horoes of flight 93 in such a place of peace."
They got an earful from me before they went down.
I don't understand this either. It needs to be replaced with something else more appropriate.
Judging by the information posted here, it's pretty obvious that the members of the panel were naïve (at best) or duped (at worst). The anti-American bias in the design juror's remarks are unmistakeable and inexcusable.
Considering that the heroes of Flight 93 said the Lord's Prayer together before taking out the Islamists, I'd say the most prominent aspect should (and must) be a crucifix.
It strikes me strangest that this memorial, which the architects SWEAR is not anything at all like an islamic crescent, will resemble exactly that when seen from above: in a plane, exactly as the Heroes of Flight 93 would have seen it as they fought for their lives, and the lives of strangers on the ground.
Of course it won't resemble that at all when seen from the ground, so I wonder how the presentation was made to the families who voted for the design? I've read a few articles from family members who supported this design now, and their word counts more than mine, as none of my loved ones were murdered by islamic terrorists. I hope they aren't being tricked (and that is the nicest word I could come up with).
At this point I feel they, the heroes who died and their surviving family members, deserve better than a memorial that evokes so much suspicion, confusion, and outrage.
If you haven't already seen the National Geographic two part program on 9/11, set your TIVO. It is really, really good. I can't imagine even liberals feeling sorry for Bin Laden after seeing it all put together like this.
Quote from the website:
"The crescent of embrace enhances the form and monumental scale of the Bowl to commemorate the heroic actions of the passengers and crew of Flight 93."
Crescent of embrace.........I think these people are dropping acid to write stuff like this. Has to be the biggest possible insult to Americans to use the "crescent" in this design.
The heroes of Flight 93 said the Lord's Prayer before taking out the Islamist terrorists on the aircraft. Having a red Islamist crescent at the core of this "memorial" is an abomination and an affront to the faith that sustained our American heroes when evil took control of an American aircraft to kill Americans.
This pro-Islamist, anti-American memorial will not go unopposed. That's an ironclad guarantee. We Americans simply will not put up with any more of this idiocy.
I'd rather have a HUGE cross of cedar erected there. Then it can be seen and appreciated from the land and the air. And let all who cannot abide by it suffer every time they pass it.
And we're still supposed to believe it's not a slap in the face to the Americans who gave their lives to take out the Islamists on Flight 93?
God must surely forgive these people...for God obviously made them idiots.
GET THAT DAMNED CRESCENT OUTTA THERE! Who's in charge of this thing? Those were American Heroes who died on that plane. THIS IS AN OUTRAGE!
I would dare to say that if they insist on using this design, that vandalism will be a problem.
I hadn't seen that juror quote before. Thanks.
There needs to be a call to all FReepers and other conservative websites out there to pound this issue and get it out there for Americans to see for themselves.
WTF is happening in this country?! First, that idiodic WTC design and now this! Are we playing into the hands of the terrorists and "love thy neighbor" leftist wackos?! Are we forfeiting our pride in our country in favor of political correctness? I cannot believe the American people will let both of these memorials stand as they are being intended.
I'm outraged and sickened!
On the contrary, I would instead continue to honor our fallen as I always have and make it a point to avoid the abomination at all costs...the same as I'm going to do with the WTC memorial, should it turn out to be the mewling pukefest the Leftists have in mind.
They disabled the feedback form on the website? I just used it day before yesterday...
It's called liberalism.
I concur. That's why I'm protesting this as fervently as I can. That's also why I made the graphic I did (the one to which you originally responded). This issue needs MAJOR freeping. It simply cannot stand.
I share your angst over the mess this nation has got itself into with political correctness run amuck. I think it's time we told the losers and the fringe to take their idiocy and shove it. It's about time the majority ruled for a change.