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David Beamer: Will you join me as 'One of a Million' for the 40 of Flight 93?
9/11 Families for America ^ | August 6, 2008 | David L. Beamer

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 nation’s 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.

Fund raising overview of the Flight 93 National Memorial project

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.

Sincerely,

David L. Beamer

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 911families; beamer; flight93; flight93memorial; letsroll; memorial

1 posted on 08/06/2008 6:10:40 AM PDT by Sergeant Tim
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To: Repub4bush; rightinthemiddle; andyk; tiredoflaundry; sono; RasterMaster; markedmannerf; ...

Ping!


2 posted on 08/06/2008 6:12:38 AM PDT by Sergeant Tim (In the War on Terror, there is no place to run from here.)
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To: Sergeant Tim

Thanks for posting, Sergeant Tim. America’s finest! BTTT!


3 posted on 08/06/2008 6:21:40 AM PDT by PGalt
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To: Sergeant Tim
Is he asking us to support the Islamic crescent shaped memorial? If so he doesn't have my support.
4 posted on 08/06/2008 6:29:23 AM PDT by Rottweilerson
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To: Sergeant Tim

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.


5 posted on 08/06/2008 6:35:27 AM PDT by Elyse (I refuse to feed the crocodile.)
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To: Rottweilerson

If you go to their website, it looks like that’s the plan. They are sticking with the crescent. Makes me ill.


6 posted on 08/06/2008 6:38:21 AM PDT by Dooderbutt (Al Gore - now the most sanctimonious lardbutt Yank on the planet ~ D. Thompson)
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To: Elyse; Piquaboy; SouthTexas; No Surrender No Retreat; Free ThinkerNY; gonzo; freekitty; ...

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.


7 posted on 08/06/2008 6:44:15 AM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: Sergeant Tim

I doubt that all of the 40 would want a crescent with the center aligned toward Mecca for a memorial.

Sorry, no dough.


8 posted on 08/06/2008 6:53:00 AM PDT by silverleaf (Fasten your seat belts- it's going to be a BUMPY ride.)
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To: Dooderbutt

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.


9 posted on 08/06/2008 6:53:03 AM PDT by Free Descendant
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To: ExTexasRedhead
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.

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.

10 posted on 08/06/2008 6:56:32 AM PDT by Elyse (I refuse to feed the crocodile.)
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To: Elyse

You are absolutely correct in all that you’ve said.


11 posted on 08/06/2008 8:02:56 AM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: Free Descendant

http://michellemalkin.com/2005/09/10/flight-93-memorial-seeing-is-believing/

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/05/05/us/05memorial.html?ref=us


12 posted on 08/06/2008 9:57:30 AM PDT by silverleaf (Fasten your seat belts- it's going to be a BUMPY ride.)
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To: Free Descendant

Crescent of Betrayal
http://www.crescentofbetrayal.com/


13 posted on 08/06/2008 10:00:01 AM PDT by silverleaf (Fasten your seat belts- it's going to be a BUMPY ride.)
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To: silverleaf

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.


14 posted on 08/06/2008 10:46:54 AM PDT by BykrBayb (In memory of my Friend T'wit, who lives in our hearts forever. ~ Þ)
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To: All

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 don’t 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.


15 posted on 08/06/2008 11:05:14 AM PDT by Sergeant Tim (In the War on Terror, there is no place to run from here.)
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To: Sergeant Tim

Tom Burnett Sr is not working to get that memorial. Is he drinking kool aid since his son died?

http://www.crescentofbetrayal.com/From%20Tom%20Burnett%20Sr,%20appeal%20to%20sign%20petition,%203-27-08,PDF.pdf

http://www.crescentofbetrayal.com/

Does the design still include 44 plaques? (plaques for the terrorists who lost their lives too, you know)


16 posted on 08/06/2008 12:21:17 PM PDT by silverleaf (Fasten your seat belts- it's going to be a BUMPY ride.)
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To: Sergeant Tim
From Tom Burnett Sr: A petition to stop the Flight 93 Memorial
Dear Fellow Americans:
The planned Flight 93 Memorial contains extensive Islamic symbolism. It is an insult to my son Tom, and to the other murdered heroes of Flight 93 who stopped Islamic terrorists from destroying the White House or the Capitol that terrible September day. Please consider signing this online petition that I and some compatriots have put together. It calls for a new memorial design, and for investigation of the present design. If you want to do more, feel free to forward or post this appeal. For those who are not familiar, the original “Crescent of Embrace” design was laid out in the crescent and star configuration of an Islamic flag: MockUpandWikiCrescent30% Outrage over this overt Islamic symbolism forced the Memorial Project to disguise the original crescent with a few additional trees, but every particle of the original design remains completely intact in the so-called redesign. The giant crescent and star flag is still there! The Memorial Project assumes that any similarity to an Islamic crescent has to be unintentional. Even if it WERE unintentional it would still be intolerable, but how can anyone look at that crescent and star configuration and think that it CAN’T be intentional? That is like seeing an airliner fly into the World Trade Center and thinking that it CAN’T be intentional. Worst of all, the Memorial Project refuses to confront voluminous evidence that the Islamic symbolism IS intentional. It turns out that a person facing into the giant crescent will be facing Mecca. A crescent that Muslims face into to face Mecca is called a “mihrab” and is the central feature around which every mosque is built. The crescent memorial will be the world’s largest mosque! When TWO airplanes fly into the World Trade Center, even the most naïve person has start taking the possibility of intent seriously, but not the Memorial Project. The Islamic symbolism in Flight 93 Memorial goes on and on, but the Park Service refuses to be concerned. Architect Paul Murdoch says that the crescent shape comes from the hijacked airplane breaking the circle where it crosses the upper crescent tip. The flight path then continues down to between the crescent tips where Flight 93 crashed. (That’s right: the crash site is the star on the crescent and star flag.) Along the flight path are to be placed 44 translucent blocks, equaling the number of passengers, crew, AND terrorists: MemorialWallPlus44thBlock50% Left image: The Memorial Wall, traces flight path just above the point of impact. The white line at eye level is a set of 43 glass blocks, 40 to be inscribed with the names of my son and the other passengers and crew, and three (on the near side of the gap) to be inscribed with 9/11 date. Right image: At the upper crescent tip, at the end of the Entry Portal Walkway, sits a huge glass block, the 44th glass block on the flight path. It marks the spot where, in the architect’s description, the terrorists broke our humanitarian circle, turning it into a giant (Islamic shaped) crescent. Inscription: “A field of honor forever.” I don’t want to celebrate the terrorist’s circle-breaking crescent-creating feat, and I certainly don’t want my son’s name inscribed on that terrorist memorializing block count. We need to get the word out: the Flight 93 Memorial has been re-hijacked, and this time the whole nation is aboard. We have to get up out of our seats and stop this abomination! Sincerely, Tom Burnett Sr. Northfield Minnesota, March 2008 P.S. Paper petitions are also available (with mailing instructions, and explanatory information on the back). Just open and print. Online petition: http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/HonorFlight93/ Paper petitions and flyer-petition combinations: http://www.crescentofbetrayal.com/PetitionPage.htm More information: http://errortheory.blogspot.com/2008/03/petition-for-congressional.html Full exposé: http://www.crescentofbetrayal.com/ HTML code for the two graphics only: MockUpandWikiCrescent30% MemorialWallPlus44thBlock50%
17 posted on 08/06/2008 12:22:20 PM PDT by silverleaf (Fasten your seat belts- it's going to be a BUMPY ride.)
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To: silverleaf

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.


18 posted on 08/06/2008 2:38:34 PM PDT by Sergeant Tim (In the War on Terror, there is no place to run from here.)
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To: Sergeant Tim
"...43 glass blocks, 40 to be inscribed with the names of my son and the other passengers and crew, and three (on the near side of the gap) to be inscribed with 9/11 date."

So tell me, SGT Tim, are they still planning on placing blocks commemorating the dead terrorists as well?

19 posted on 08/06/2008 2:45:14 PM PDT by BlueLancer (Teach the children quietly, for someday sons and daughters will rise up & fight while we stood still)
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To: BlueLancer

excellent question...


20 posted on 08/06/2008 2:48:55 PM PDT by firewalk
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To: BlueLancer

No


21 posted on 08/06/2008 9:48:27 PM PDT by Sergeant Tim (In the War on Terror, there is no place to run from here.)
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To: BlueLancer; firewalk

Did I answer your question?


22 posted on 08/06/2008 9:49:50 PM PDT by Sergeant Tim (In the War on Terror, there is no place to run from here.)
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To: Sergeant Tim
They were planning to place blocks commemorating the dead terrorists.
The only ones drinking koolaid are those collecting money for this farce.
23 posted on 08/07/2008 4:08:31 AM PDT by firewalk
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To: silverleaf

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.


24 posted on 08/07/2008 6:01:58 AM PDT by Free Descendant
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To: Free Descendant

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.


25 posted on 08/07/2008 6:22:31 AM PDT by silverleaf (Fasten your seat belts- it's going to be a BUMPY ride.)
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To: All

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.


26 posted on 08/07/2008 6:44:27 AM PDT by 4yearlurker (Any day above ground is a good day.)
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To: Sergeant Tim; silverleaf; firewalk
"Did I answer your question?"

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.

27 posted on 08/08/2008 2:10:13 PM PDT by BlueLancer (Teach the children quietly, for someday sons and daughters will rise up & fight while we stood still)
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To: Elyse
Agree 100%.
28 posted on 08/08/2008 2:20:11 PM PDT by Churchillspirit
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