Skip to comments.David Beamer: Will you join me as 'One of a Million' for the 40 of Flight 93?
Posted on 08/06/2008 6:10:40 AM PDT by Sergeant Tim
My Fellow American,
Once upon a time it was September 11, 2001, and our homeland came under attack. On that fateful Tuesday morning 40 free people, the passengers and crew aboard United Flight 93, seized the opportunity to launch a counterattack against our enemy. Though each of the 40 - including our son Todd - was killed in action, together they succeeded in preventing the additional loss of life on the ground and, most likely, further disaster in our nations Capital. This day, this event, this true story of courage in action needs to be remembered and told to future generations of Americans and free people from everywhere.
Excellent plans have been created for a permanent memorial near Shanksville, Pennsylvania. The memorial will commemorate the battleground and the burial ground of those who fought back. I am contacting you to ask that you join the many people who have worked, sacrificed, and supported this project. Beyond your personal support, I ask that you contact your entire network of friends, family and associates to seek their support as well. Let us unite a million Americans and complete this memorial.
The attached images of the Flight 93 National Memorial plans and the table below provide an overview of the project, the costs of each phase and the targeted construction timeline. Implementation of each phase will not commence until funds are on hand.
I am convinced that if 40 free people can plan and successfully execute a victorious counter-attack in less than an hour, then a great host of their fellow Americans can surely rally to construct a lasting memorial in less than ten years.
My exhortation to you, and everyone you know, is to make a little sacrifice in support of this project. The 40 of Flight 93 made a one-time big sacrifice. If a million free people would make a little sacrifice, this befitting memorial would become a reality. Gifts are tax-deductible and details about how to contribute are attached [pdf reader required].
Will you join me as One of a Million for the 40 of Flight 93 in personal support of this project? Will you encourage your entire network to do likewise? I truly hope you will.
David L. Beamer
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Thanks for posting, Sergeant Tim. America’s finest! BTTT!
It’s ridiculous to spend millions of dollars on a memorial. All that is needed is a piece of stone with a description of what happened and who was on the plane.
If you go to their website, it looks like that’s the plan. They are sticking with the crescent. Makes me ill.
IMO, it’s disgraceful and pathetic that so many Americans have forgotten 9/11 and the fact that the same enemies we faced on 9/11 are still our enemies today. Islamic terrorists are dedicated to destroying us. Meanwhile, the US Congress ignores our enemies while dedicating themselves to acquiring more power, feeding their egos, and furthering their socialist agenda.
I doubt that all of the 40 would want a crescent with the center aligned toward Mecca for a memorial.
Sorry, no dough.
Do you think someone pushed this design on purpose? I would think not but they should certainly have ammended it when the similarities were pointed out.
I can't disagree with that statement, but those people didn't die so that someone could create a fancy smancy tourist attraction out of the site where they died. The plane crashed in a plain empty field. All that is needed is a path to the field and a simple piece of stone marking the crash site.
You are absolutely correct in all that you’ve said.
Crescent of Betrayal
I don’t think that’s what Todd Beamer meant when he said “Let’s roll.” And I’ll never understand the betrayal by his own family.
I lost a brother-in-law (FDNY) in the South Tower and a friend (CSM, US Army) in the Pentagon on 9/11, live 50 miles north of Shanksville, am US Army retired, know both 9/11 family members and Shankville residents on the memorial boards, and have followed the Flight 93 National Memorial project closely.
The allegations of a conspiracy to create a memorial to the terrorists has been checked and found baseless. The exaggerated depiction of a red crescent onto the plan was crass at best. The plan long ago addressed the concerns.
For those who dont know, the sugar maples which are common to the area and leaf green except for three weeks of the year during the fall have been changed out. The configuration of the bowl has been altered and the wall shortened after a site survey (that was going to happened all along yet could not be accomplished until enough of the land was acquired this year). The orientaion was always a B.S. issue as that is a natural bowl (for those who have not been there), and the crash occured at the southwestern edge of it next to the tree line. They were not going to knock down a forest to reorient the crash site.
Snipers: set down the kool aide, update your information, know of what you speak, and stop slandering the thirty-nine 9/11 families and the good people of Somerset County working hard to get the Flight 93 National Memorial right.
Tom Burnett Sr is not working to get that memorial. Is he drinking kool aid since his son died?
Does the design still include 44 plaques? (plaques for the terrorists who lost their lives too, you know)
No, I was obviously talking to you.
I was there Saturday, at the hearing, with Tom Burnett and David Beamer and more than a dozen more Flight 93 family members.
What I’m saying his you’ve drunk the kool aide.
So tell me, SGT Tim, are they still planning on placing blocks commemorating the dead terrorists as well?
Did I answer your question?
Wow, unbelievable. It seems more likely to be purposefull after reading through some of that material. In any case it should be changed. It is outrageous.
Why would the beemers support this then?
Thank you so much for the info silverleaf.
Grief makes some people just go off the rails. They want the whole world to just love everybody and everything. Victims’ families forgive the most heinous of criminals. It’s not new.
Look at the outrageous behavior of some of the 911 families who bought into the conspiracy theories and hate our President GWB more than Bin Laden. Look at Cindy Sheehan. Look at the father of Nick Berg who was beheaded in Iraq.
I really feel from Mr Beamer- he has the right to his grief and his views. But not to the point he supports doing something that is hurtful to the families of the other victims and that is frankly, outrageous in the signals it sends to terrorist supporters. They won’t get the “Christian forgiveness” part. Only the mosque symbology.
I live about 50 miles from Shanksville and have visited the Flight 93 Memorial many times. The last time I was there it was still a solemn place. The small gravel parking lot has cars parked with tags from all over the country. Everyone walking about is quiet and respectful. All the small wooden crosses,fireman’s jackets,photos,patches,flags,stickers,etc. are weather worn and faded. Something needs to be done as far as a permanent memorial for our fallen heroes. This stupid,brainwashing crescent symbol is not the answer. A monument with the passengers and crews names,benches for sitting and reflecting,and a monument telling the story of what happened that day,so we will never forget.
Yes, you did. The one website talks about 40 named blocks, three blank blocks with dates only, and then another unmarked block at the upper crescent tip. The one you displayed in the middle of the article only talks about the 40. So, I guess, maybe the designer changed his mind .. or had it changed for him.
I'm still a little bit disturbed that, even initially, they were planning on honoring the terrorists in any way. I'm also still a little leery about the crescent shape, although, as you say, that may be just a function of the terrain. However, that could be easily resolved just by building a corresponding berm to close the crescent, except for the block to designate the flight path into the area.
You do have to admit, though, that the architect at least started out in the frame of mind to honor all of the dead, including the terrorists, and it didn't make it any easier for some of us to take when the red, obviously crescent, shape was designated as the framework into which the memorial would be worked.
It now comes down to a function of trust .. either you trust the architect when he says that the design was "innocent" to fit to the terrain or whether you believe .. unfortunately .. as I do, that it was set up to equate and honor all of the lives lost, including the terrorists, while we all sit around the circumference of the crescent holding hands and singing Kumbaya.
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