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Flight 93 Pa. crash site marked by huge boulder
AP via Yahoo News ^ | 07/31/2011 | AP Staff

Posted on 07/31/2011 3:12:14 PM PDT by Enchante

SHANKSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — The western Pennsylvania site where United Airlines Flight 93 crashed after passengers confronted hijacking terrorists during the Sept. 11 attacks almost a decade ago is being marked by a gigantic boulder.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 911; alqaeda; democrats; flight93; heroes; liberalism; liberals; memorial; sept11; september11; socialism; terror
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am I missing something here???

a decade later and all we've got for a memorial to the heroes of Flight 93 is a big rock????

1 posted on 07/31/2011 3:12:19 PM PDT by Enchante
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It is a national disgrace, a moral disgrace, that we cannot manage a proper memorial to the heroes of Flight 93 in a decade since that event.


2 posted on 07/31/2011 3:13:51 PM PDT by Enchante (Are there any honest politicians in Washington, DC??)
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To: Enchante

Exactly what I was thinking...


3 posted on 07/31/2011 3:15:14 PM PDT by Average Al
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To: Enchante

Why not just make it a replica of the Kaaba? (/sarc)


4 posted on 07/31/2011 3:15:45 PM PDT by oblomov
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To: Enchante

What happened to that abominable crescent plan? i hope that’s gone for good.


5 posted on 07/31/2011 3:16:07 PM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: Enchante

and Cresent Moon


6 posted on 07/31/2011 3:16:15 PM PDT by SF_Redux (Sarah stands for accountablility and personal responsiblity, democrats can't live with that)
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To: Enchante
There was a nice, spontaneous roadside memorial. Then, the GOVERNMENTs took over and ruined everything.

The terrorists won. Spectacularly.

7 posted on 07/31/2011 3:16:48 PM PDT by Forgotten Amendments (Days .... Weeks ..... Months .....)
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To: Enchante

I thought they were going to build a crescent shaped memorial.


8 posted on 07/31/2011 3:17:04 PM PDT by Abby4116
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To: Enchante
We have a giant bolder on the outskirts of my town. kids have been spray-painting it for years. A rock is a bad idea..
9 posted on 07/31/2011 3:19:03 PM PDT by ExtremeUnction
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To: Forgotten Amendments

10 years and all we’ve got for a memorial is a big rock.... unreal


10 posted on 07/31/2011 3:20:03 PM PDT by Enchante (Are there any honest politicians in Washington, DC??)
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To: Enchante

What did you expect? A giant cresent moon?

That will come later after our heroic congresscritters have allowed sharia law to become established.


11 posted on 07/31/2011 3:20:30 PM PDT by 353FMG
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To: Enchante

If it crushed the crescent, it’s a victory boulder.


12 posted on 07/31/2011 3:20:50 PM PDT by Gene Eric (May our dreams converge for a free and prosperous nation.)
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To: Enchante

The public didn’t want the crescent shaped memorial, so they got a huge boulder.

This is life under the Obummer Regime, we must get used to it.


13 posted on 07/31/2011 3:21:00 PM PDT by alice_in_bubbaland (DeMint /Palin, DeMint/Bachmann, DeMint/Cain, DeMint/Ryan 2012!!!!!!!)
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To: Enchante

You mean plans have been abandoned to build a crescent shrine commemorating Islam’s triumph over American infidels?


14 posted on 07/31/2011 3:21:05 PM PDT by YHAOS (you betcha!)
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To: Enchante

It appears as though the Islamofascists’ Victory Trophy Mosque at Ground Zero is going to be completed before any of the memorials to the Americans they murdered will ever be completed. What a disgrace.


15 posted on 07/31/2011 3:21:29 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Hey Barry! Compromise this!!!)
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To: Enchante
a decade later and all we've got for a memorial to the heroes of Flight 93 is a big rock????

Give them time. Before long it will have it's own "Dome."

16 posted on 07/31/2011 3:22:17 PM PDT by ElkGroveDan (My tagline is in the shop.)
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To: Gene Eric

well that’s true, a rock is infinitely better than that crescent design


17 posted on 07/31/2011 3:22:45 PM PDT by Enchante (Are there any honest politicians in Washington, DC??)
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To: Enchante

It’s better than what commissioning a monumental artist would produce: A couple of fake waterfalls with a list of names etched underneath, like the WTC memorial. Big boulder can later be replaced. Fake waterfalls are forever.


18 posted on 07/31/2011 3:24:34 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today)
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To: SF_Redux

“Cresent Moon”

Crescent moons, pink hearts, and green clovers. They’re always after me lucky charms. I’ll hijack a plane and get away. Oops. The passengers have revolted. CRASH! Lost his lucky charms, tragically delicious.


19 posted on 07/31/2011 3:27:33 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today)
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To: alice_in_bubbaland

looks like we’re still going to get a version of the crescent, what they are calling a “Bowl” area of the final memorial:

http://www.nps.gov/flni/photosmultimedia/design-images.htm

It’s just that our country can no longer walk and chew gum, or complete something in under 10 years, so it’s only “Phase I” that is expected to be completed in time for the 10th Anniversary.


20 posted on 07/31/2011 3:33:08 PM PDT by Enchante (Are there any honest politicians in Washington, DC??)
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To: Enchante

Someday, there may be big rock memorials all over North America commmemorating the patriots who died defeating the socialist government and restoring the Constitution.

Besides, I’d rather see a big rock than one of these over-planned memorials packed full of politically-correct symbolism that is meaningless if you don’t have the guidebook in your hand. Only the US government can screw up a memorial.


21 posted on 07/31/2011 3:33:24 PM PDT by Bryanw92
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To: FlingWingFlyer
A nice memorial would be the farms that were there. And the spontaneous memorials on the side of the road.

But, we live in a statist hellhole. So, we must have a concrete monument to the Homeland!

22 posted on 07/31/2011 3:35:37 PM PDT by Forgotten Amendments (Days .... Weeks ..... Months .....)
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To: Forgotten Amendments
The terrorists won. Spectacularly.

I think they want us out of the Middle East and to stop giving Israel so much help. So even though they've caused us to be an ickier country to live in, I don't think they would agree that they've won yet.

23 posted on 07/31/2011 3:38:13 PM PDT by krb (Obama is a miserable failure.)
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To: alice_in_bubbaland
we must get used to it.

no, we must get rid of it

24 posted on 07/31/2011 3:39:52 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: oblomov
What I was thinking, too.

Seems kind of Muslimish. Will there be a call to prayer five times daily.

“Not that there is anything wrong with that.”
(Close, think that the way it goes.) Bit by bit, step by step, they are wanting the Great Satan to be theirs.

25 posted on 07/31/2011 3:41:18 PM PDT by hummingbird (Help keep Guam from tilting...still not tilting...)
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To: Doogle

True, sorry I forgot the s/.


26 posted on 07/31/2011 3:43:30 PM PDT by alice_in_bubbaland (DeMint /Palin, DeMint/Bachmann, DeMint/Cain, DeMint/Ryan 2012!!!!!!!)
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To: Enchante
Flight 93 National Memorial | A Common Field One Day...A Field of Honor Forever

Link.

27 posted on 07/31/2011 3:45:03 PM PDT by upchuck (ANY plan that spreads cuts over 10 years is a canard. Cut NOW, not in ten years. 1% plan is a winner)
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To: Eleutheria5

Looks like the “crescent” aspect was modified somewhat after opposition, but the original design was definitely presented as a “crescent” —

Critics See Symbols of Islam in Flight 93 Memorial Design

By SEAN D. HAMILL
Published: May 5, 2008

SOMERSET, Pa. — As envisioned by its designer, the memorial to the victims who died on Sept. 11, 2001, when United Flight 93 crashed into a field near Shanksville, Pa., would follow the topography of the bowl-shaped land, creating a circular pathway ringed by trees, all focused on the “sacred ground” of the crash site near the bottom of the circle.

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


28 posted on 07/31/2011 3:46:19 PM PDT by Enchante (Are there any honest politicians in Washington, DC??)
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To: alice_in_bubbaland

:)


29 posted on 07/31/2011 3:46:19 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: alice_in_bubbaland

:)


30 posted on 07/31/2011 3:47:05 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Enchante

Have you ever been there?

http://www.honorflight93.org/memorial/construction/?fa=live-webcam


31 posted on 07/31/2011 3:47:12 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open ( <o> ---)
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To: krb

Yup. Three billion dollars sure does go a long way. Will we ever get around to using those loan guarantees from the Bush I era? I think they’d much rather the US, instead of giving Israel aid, actively helped them destroy us (Israel). Also, back in 2001, the US wasn’t much in the Middle East, and they still attacked. I think what “they” want from the US is that everyone either convert to Islam, and only their form of Islam, PDQ, or die.


32 posted on 07/31/2011 3:47:33 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today)
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To: SF_Redux

That’s what the plan was to have, a huge crescent shaped memorial pointing to Mecca. What happened to it? A boulder sure beats this insult to those that died:

http://atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com/atlas_shrugs/2010/08/the-other-ground-zero-mosque.html


33 posted on 07/31/2011 3:47:46 PM PDT by chickenlips
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To: Enchante

Rather a big boulder than a crescent moon.


34 posted on 07/31/2011 3:51:16 PM PDT by swatbuznik
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To: Enchante

It ought to be a gigantic middle finger, pointing straight at Mecca.


35 posted on 07/31/2011 3:51:44 PM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: Mr Ramsbotham

Bingo!!!!!! :)


36 posted on 07/31/2011 3:52:14 PM PDT by alice_in_bubbaland (DeMint /Palin, DeMint/Bachmann, DeMint/Cain, DeMint/Ryan 2012!!!!!!!)
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To: Enchante

Knowing what is or isn’t being done for memorials at the 9/11 sites is as elusive and confusing as knowing how much of that 700 mile border fence was ever built.

Our government is pathetic and unreliable in far too many ways.


37 posted on 07/31/2011 3:58:49 PM PDT by Will88
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To: smokingfrog

Cool camera link. Looks like it’s still under construction.

I didn’t see a big rock though.


38 posted on 07/31/2011 4:01:13 PM PDT by davetex (All my weapons got melted by a meteor!! No Sh*t)
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To: Enchante

as Congress sez; “what have such people done for me lately”?


39 posted on 07/31/2011 4:03:42 PM PDT by Huaynero
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To: Will88

So what happened to the land that was confiscated and the money that was collected for it?


40 posted on 07/31/2011 4:03:49 PM PDT by applpie
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To: Mr Ramsbotham

“It ought to be a gigantic middle finger, pointing straight at Mecca.”

Well, if any Freepers living out that way should happen to have a power chisel and some sculpting talent, by all means, go there in the middle of the night, and sculpt your hearts out on that giant rock. There’ll be a fitting spontaneous memorial on that site yet.


41 posted on 07/31/2011 4:07:31 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today)
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To: Enchante

all we’ve got for a memorial to the heroes of Flight 93 is a big rock????
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and the wrong rock

We need to have The Rock represented there

a gigantic cross would to the trick...


42 posted on 07/31/2011 4:08:34 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: beethovenfan

I noticed they are planting sweetgum trees instead of RED maple, thats a good sign. No red cresent.


43 posted on 07/31/2011 4:10:15 PM PDT by Dianer0839 (Due to budget cuts, the light at the end of the tunnel will now be turned off.)
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To: Enchante

Better nothing than a crescent or mosque


44 posted on 07/31/2011 4:12:46 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America.. VOTE out the RATS!)
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To: Enchante

What do expect from PA.


45 posted on 07/31/2011 4:14:06 PM PDT by angcat (DEAR GOD PLEASE SAVE US!)
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To: Bryanw92
“Only the US government can screw up a memorial.”

The US Government can and usually does screw up a hand full of wet sh!t

46 posted on 07/31/2011 4:17:01 PM PDT by mongo141
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To: Tennessee Nana

I hated the idea of the rock but now...a large rock...strong...overpowering...like the heroes of flight 93. I do like your idea of a huge cross...any thought of a muslim memorial plan would be overshadowed by the cross.


47 posted on 07/31/2011 4:18:25 PM PDT by Dianer0839 (Due to budget cuts, the light at the end of the tunnel will now be turned off.)
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To: Enchante

In a perfect world, the boulder would represent what the US did to the entire Islamic world: turn it into a lifeless pile of rubble.


48 posted on 07/31/2011 4:20:32 PM PDT by manapua
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Does the big boulder have gang signs on it yet?


49 posted on 07/31/2011 4:22:45 PM PDT by crosshairs (Peace through superior firepower.)
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To: Enchante

Why does there need to be a memorial of any kind? It’s a field, plant a crop.


50 posted on 07/31/2011 4:25:29 PM PDT by upsdriver (to undo the damage the "intellectual elites" have done. . . . . Sarah Palin for President!)
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