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  • A 9/11 Memorial’s Uncertain Future (Sycamore root "Harbinger" sculpture)

    09/07/2015 12:31:20 PM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 22 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 8/17/15 | Melanie Grayce West
    The troubles for the “Trinity Root” began with an inquiry about touching up the sculpture’s patina. (snip) But according to Mr. Tobin and his manager, Kathleen Rogers, the conversation about patina opened a larger discussion about the sculpture’s placement: Now, they fear it will be moved or “just disappear,” said Ms. Rogers. (snip) Ms. Rogers is unconvinced. “There’s something in the works for them to find a way to get rid of it,” she said. “Trinity Root” was inspired by the story of a massive sycamore tree that shielded—and some say helped to save—the nearby St. Paul’s Chapel from the...
  • Guard Stops Students From Singing National Anthem at 9/11 Memorial (Communist NYC)

    05/01/2016 3:41:25 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 26 replies
    Officials at the National September 11 Memorial Museum in Manhattan said on Monday that one of their security guards should not have stopped a North Carolina middle school choir from singing the national anthem on the plaza last week. “The guard did not respond appropriately,” Kaylee Skaar, a museum spokeswoman, said. “We are working with our security staff to ensure that this does not happen again with future student performances.” About 50 students from Waynesville Middle School in western North Carolina were at the memorial on Wednesday and had just started singing “The Star-Spangled Banner” when a guard told them...
  • Fire reported at Flight 93 National Memorial

    10/03/2014 1:16:02 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 22 replies ^ | 10-03-2014 | Staff
    Six fire departments have been called to a working structure fire at the Flight 93 National Memorial headquarters along Park Headquarters Road in Stonycreek Township, according to scanner reports. The fire was reported around 3:15 p.m. Friday. The Daily American has sent a reporter to the scene and will provide updates as they become available.
  • Imam Starts Chanting “Allahu Akbar” At 9-11 Memorial Ceremony at Barry University

    09/14/2014 3:49:47 PM PDT · by Nachum · 52 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 9/14/14 | Jim Hoft
    (NextStepU)At the 9-11 Ceremony this year at Barry Catholic University in Florida, Imam Nasir Ahmad, leader of Liberty City’s mosque, started chanting “Allahu Akbar.”The Shark Tank reported: Considered to be one of the largest Catholic universities in the United States, Barry University, which is nestled in Miami Shores, Florida, hosted an interfaith memorial service to remember the victims of the 9/11 terror attacks.According to Laura Loomer, a senior at the university, the service began with Imam Nasir Ahmad, leader of Liberty City’s Mosque Masjid Al Ansar in Miami-Dade County, repeatedly chanting the ominous phrase “Allah Akbar” during his 10-15...
  • Woman Arrested For Bringing Concealed Gun To 9/11 Memorial

    09/23/2013 9:42:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Gothamist ^ | 09/23/2013
    It's deja vu again: A Wisconsin woman visiting the 9/11 Memorial yesterday was arrested after a security guard screening her bag spotted a gun in the purse. Ursula Jerry, 41, had a .380-caliber semi-automatic Kel-Tec gun in her purse. The Wall Street Journal reports, "The weapon had two rounds in the magazine-none were in the chamber, the official said." Jerry also told cops, "I travel with this from home on Amtrak to New York City. I don’t mean harm to anyone." Jerry has a permit for the gun in Wisconsin, but not NYC. Responsible gun owners would know that New...
  • Arab-Americans accuse 9/11 Memorial Museum of discrimination

    09/17/2013 11:32:29 AM PDT · by TFine80 · 58 replies
    Bizpac Review ^ | September 16, 2013 | Cheryl Carpenter Klimek
    Tourists visiting the 9/11 Memorial Museum in New York City can read its brochures in 10 different languages – but Arabic is not one of them. Nor will it be any time soon. “Nine languages are spoken by over 97 percent of our visitors: English, Spanish, German, French, Portuguese, Mandarin, Italian, Japanese and Russian,” a representative from the memorial told the New York Post. The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, claiming Arabic is the world’s fourth-most-spoken language, is sending letters to memorial coordinators demanding answers on why the language is not included. But it appears that the Arabic community is looking for...
  • “Anarchaqueer” Proudly Destroys College 9/11 Memorial (new-rage liberal)

    09/17/2013 8:48:40 AM PDT · by Loud Mime · 24 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 9-17-2013 | Mark Tapson
    Last week at more than 200 colleges and high schools across the nation, students came together to arrange memorials on campus featuring thousands of flags representing each victim of Islamic terrorism on that date. Who could find that gesture offensive? Five student protesters at Middlebury College in Vermont, brainwashed by multiculturalist nonsense, that’s who. “The 9/11: Never Forget Project has been an annual nonpartisan event at Middlebury College for the past ten years,” writes Hillary Cherry, Program Officer of Public Relations there. The flags have been posted at Middlebury annually in a joint effort between the College Republicans and Democrats....
  • Native American tribe calls protesters who destroyed 9/11 memorial ‘disgusting’

    09/14/2013 6:47:53 PM PDT · by markomalley · 41 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 9/14/2013 | Robby Soave
    The protesters who uprooted a 9/11 memorial display at a liberal arts college in Vermont claimed they were defending Abenaki tribal lands and taking a stand against U.S. imperialism.The Abenaki tribe’s response? “Disgusting.”Don Stevens, chief of the Nulhegan Abenaki Tribe, said his tribe did not approve of the actions taken by five people–including one student–at Middlebury College last week. (RELATED: Student destroys 9/11 memorial, citing U.S. imperialism)“We didn’t know anything about this and if we had we certainly wouldn’t have sanctioned it,” he said in a statement to The Addison Independent.The 9/11 memorial display consisted of 2,977 flags placed in...
  • Student Protesters Rip 2,977 American Flags Out of Ground at 9/11 Memorial (Because Indian)

    09/13/2013 9:22:48 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | September 12, 2013 | Hillary Cherry
    More than 200 colleges and high schools across the nation participated in Young America's Foundation's 9/11: Never Forget Project. Students came together to establish an American flag memorial on campus consisting of 2,977 flags representing each person murdered in the terrorist attacks. Unfortunately, five student protesters at Middlebury College ripped the flags out of the ground before 3:00 pm. The 9/11: Never Forget Project has been an annual nonpartisan event at Middlebury College for the past ten years. By participating in the 9/11: Never Forget Project, students honor the victims of the attacks, as well as honor the American principles...
  • Pledge of Allegiance skipped, Muslim poem read at Boston school on 9/11

    09/12/2013 2:03:21 PM PDT · by Nachum · 73 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 9/12/13 | Jessica Chasmar
    The principal of Concord Carlisle High School in Boston issued an apology Wednesday after a Muslim poem was recited over the intercom on the 12th anniversary of 9/11, and the Pledge of Allegiance was not. According to principal Peter Badalament, a “small number” of people were outraged at the poem, which was meant to promote “cross-cultural understanding,” (Skip) Mohja Kahf’s “My Grandmother Washes Her Feet in the Sink of the Bathroom at Sears,” tells a granddaughter’s account of watching her grandmother adhere to the religious Muslim custom of washing her feet five times a day
  • The untold story of 9/11's first victim is revealed

    09/12/2013 8:56:28 AM PDT · by the scotsman · 31 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12th September 2013 | Suzannah Hills
    'The remarkable story of the first victim of the September 11 terrorist attacks has been revealed for the first time in a new biography. Internet entrepreneur Danny Lewin was 31-years-old when he was killed on American Airlines Flight 11 as he fought to stop hijackers from taking over the plane.'

    09/11/2013 12:05:03 PM PDT · by patriot08 · 13 replies
    9/1//13 | Patriot08
    Steve Golding's (9/11 survivor) famous tribute to the heroes of that day: survived the attack itself by being late to work that day, but I lost many people who were not so lucky. I created the page to honor those I lost, those that America had lost and all of those dedicated, caring human beings who responded to this wanton cowardly act and who we refer to simply as heroes. To help sustain our nation resolve while we respond to this horrific attack. Images of that day are burnt into my soul that I will never forget. Images...

    09/12/2013 5:35:39 AM PDT · by 7thson · 9 replies
    I heard - one time only - on Chris Plant's program, that Obama talked over the momemt of silence yesterday at the Pentagon. Can anyone confirm this?
  • Traffic cams in the DC area

    09/11/2013 7:17:37 AM PDT · by knarf · 70 replies
    self ^ | September 11, 2013 .. never forget | knarf
    A terrific list of cams, but we whom know nothing need guidance for possible cams to watch
  • U.S. scholars seek mention of lost 'Little Syria' in 9/11 museum

    09/09/2013 6:50:11 PM PDT · by TFine80 · 4 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 9, 2013 | Victoria Cavaliere
    Before construction began on the World Trade Center in the 1960s, a vibrant Arab-American community lived and worked in the shadow of what would become the Twin Towers, the two New York skyscrapers destroyed in the 9/11 attacks. As Wednesday's 12th anniversary of the attacks draws near, local historians are asking the September 11 Memorial Museum to include a reference to the neighborhood, known for more than 50 years as "Little Syria," in its permanent exhibit.
  • 9/11 memorial 'rusting in farmyard in insult to victims'

    09/09/2013 3:25:57 AM PDT · by markomalley · 18 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 9/9/2013
    The segment of the World Trade Centre was gifted from the US as a public reminder of the 2001 atrocity which killed 2,977 people, including 67 Britons. But a home cannot be found for the sculpture after a number of officials across London have barred the permanent display, The Sun reported. The piece, entitled After 9/11, has been only been displayed in the UK for 28 days since it was unveiled in 2011, despite it being gifted on the provision it remain on permanent display. One campaigner said: "This is a national embarrassment. It's also an insult to New York...
  • Beauty from the wreckage: Designs sought for 9/11 memorial

    05/13/2013 5:51:06 AM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Derek Jordan
    SIERRA VISTA — The Sierra Vista Fire Department is looking to the community to design a memorial honoring those that lost their lives in the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11 that will house a piece of the World Trade Center recovered from the wreckage. The deadline for registering for the competition, which is open to all residents of the county who are 15 years old and older, is May 30, while designs must be submitted prior to June 20. The memorial will be incorporated into the Maltese Cross layout on the south side of Fire Station 263 on Giulio Cesare...
  • Overland Park Kansas 9/11 Memorial

    09/10/2012 5:08:37 AM PDT · by Mercat · 3 replies
    Overland Park Arts and Recreation ^ | 9/11/2012 | Overland Park Arts and Recreation
    You are invited to Overland Park’s 9/11 Memorial Ceremony. The event will take place the morning of September 11th, 2012 at the Overland Park Fire Training Center, located at 12401 Hemlock. Below is the program for the 9/11 dedication and observance. 7:15 a.m. Dedication of 9/11 Memorial Phase 1 Welcome and Remarks by Overland Park Mayor, Carl Gerlach Recognition of Contributors by Overland Park Fire Chief, Bryan Dehner 9/11 Memorial Ceremony 7:30 a.m. Honor Guard members will lower the American flag to half staff. 7:46 a.m. Honor Guard members strike bell and wreath ceremony. American Airlines Flight 11 Hits North...
  • Atheists Finishing Job of 9/11 Terrorists by Tearing Down Cross Left Standing in Ground Zero Rubble

    08/24/2012 10:30:34 AM PDT · by davidbellow · 23 replies
    Texas Conservative Republican News ^ | 8/24/2012 | David Bellow
    Atheists want the Ground Zero Cross torn down from the 9/11 museum because they claim its mere existence gives them physical and mental anguish. The ACLJ (American Center for Law and Justice) is fighting to defend the cross in court. The Ground Zero Cross - two intersecting steal beams - is what remains from the terrorist attacks of 9/11. Now atheists want that torn down too. Sign & Share this ACLJ petition to defend the Cross against this absurd lawsuit:
  • City school kids evicted from 9/11 memorial site after dropping trash in fountains during field trip

    06/24/2012 4:34:20 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 32 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 6/24/12 | Ben Chapman, Tina Moore AND Matthew Lysiak
    A group of Brooklyn students on a school trip to the National September 11 Memorial & Museum were booted from the hallowed site after they callously hurled trash into its fountains. The vile vandals from Junior High School 292 in East New York treated the solemn memorial — its reflecting pools honoring the nearly 3,000 people killed in the terror attacks — like a garbage dump.
  • Classy: OWS Defaces 9/11 Memorial

    11/10/2011 7:12:04 PM PST · by Kaslin · 37 replies ^ | November 10, 2011 | Kate Hicks
    I wish I could say I'm surprised, but honestly, I'm not. Occupy Wall Street -- located mere blocks from the World Trade Center, and consequently, the 9/11 memorial -- has defaced the memorial honoring the thousands who died there ten years ago. As a result of the recent violence, sexual assault, and vandalism, Manhattan's most elite squad of homocide detectives has been assigned to monitor the protesters camped in Zuccotti Park. The NYPD has moved three elite Manhattan homicide detectives and a deputy chief to the raucous Occupy Wall Street protest in response to a rash of sex attacks, thefts...
  • At the Edge of the Abyss

    09/26/2011 5:14:11 PM PDT · by BfloGuy · 4 replies
    The New York Review of Books ^ | 9/21/2011 | Martin Filler
    I wept, but about what precisely I cannot say. Much to my amazement, after having done everything possible to shut out the ubiquitous maudlin press coverage that engulfed the tenth anniversary of the 2001 terrorist attacks, I visited Michael Arad’s National September 11 Memorial in New York City—which was dedicated exactly a decade after the disaster—to find that it impressed me at once as a sobering, disturbing, heartbreaking, and overwhelming masterpiece. Arad’s inexorably powerful, enigmatically abstract pair of abyss-like pools, which demarcate the foundations of the lost Twin Towers, comes as a surprise to those of us who doubted that...
  • Flight 93 National Memorial dedication LIVE WEBCAST

    09/10/2011 9:31:38 AM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 303 replies ^ | Sept. 10, 2011 | Staff
    On September 10, 2011 at 12:30 p.m. EST, almost ten years after the September 11 terrorist attacks, the Flight 93 National Memorial will be dedicated. Following a decade of healing, the promise of this sacred ground will finally be realized. The Memorial Plaza and Field of Honor will be the first features of the memorial to be completed for dedication, and will be permanently open to the public after the September 10 ceremony. Be a part of this remarkable moment. Coverage will begin at 12:30 p.m. EST – watch the dedication ceremony LIVE at
  • 9/11 and the Muslim Brotherhood

    09/05/2011 3:24:50 PM PDT · by Righting · 8 replies
    theNewAmerucan ^ | Sep. 2011 | Sam Blumenfeld
    9/11 and the Muslim Brotherhood   Written by Sam Blumenfeld    On September 11, 2011, a solemn memorial service will take place at Ground Zero on the tenth anniversary of that fateful day when 3,000 innocent Americans were killed by an attack on the United States by radical Islamists. It will remind us that although Osama bin Laden was killed by American Navy Seals, the war against radical Islam continues. Indeed, it has simply entered a new phase, the nature of which will be determined by the outcome of the Arab Spring. As in memorial services in previous years, the...
  • Under Construction - the Other 9/11 Mosque

    10/12/2010 9:34:58 AM PDT · by NCjim · 15 replies
    Canada Free Pers ^ | October 12, 2010 | Cynthia Yacowar-Sweeney
    With eyes on New York, it’s easy to overlook the other ground-zero mosque that is presently being built in Shanksville Pennsylvania at the Flight 93 crash site. That 9/11 site is home to what will soon be the world’s largest open-air mosque disguised as a memorial, contends author Alec Rawls. After five years of insignificant media coverage and minimal public awareness, construction of the Flight 93 Memorial centerpiece is already in progress. The giant half-mile wide Islamic-shaped red crescent of maple trees is slated for completion next year on the 10th anniversary of 9/11, when the autumn leaves of the...
  • The Other Ground Zero Mosque: Flight 93 Islamic Crescent Memorial

    08/29/2010 4:21:27 PM PDT · by combat_boots · 15 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 29 August 2010 | Pam Geller
    The other Ground Zero mosque is not in New York. The other Ground Zero mosque is in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, at the site where a group of American heroes, upon hearing from their loved ones that their plane was not being hijacked but being used as a missile by Muslim terrorists to take out the Capitol or the White House, seized control of the aircraft in a life and death struggle. They saved the nation's capital, but not themselves. How is their courage and sacrifice being rewarded? With a huge crescent ...... "of embrace." It is an outrage. I have been...
  • Flight 93 families ask Bush to OK land seizure

    12/28/2008 12:01:58 PM PST · by trumandogz · 96 replies · 2,856+ views
    AP via Yahoo ^ | 12.28.08 | BOB LENTZ
    PHILADELPHIA – Relatives of those who died aboard United Airlines Flight 93 want the Bush Administration to seize the land needed for a memorial where the plane crashed in Shanksville, Pa., in the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The Families of Flight 93 sent a letter earlier this month asking President George W. Bush to empower the Secretary of the Interior to take the land in dispute from a homeowner who had been in negotiations with the National Parks Service, said Patrick White, vice president of the families' organization. The group says ground must be broken early next year in time for...
  • Obama’s Disrespectful Behavior at Ground Zero

    09/15/2008 2:00:31 AM PDT · by markomalley · 66 replies · 500+ views
    Family Security Matters ^ | 9/15/2008 | Ben Shapiro
    It is difficult to screw up an appearance at Ground Zero on September 11th. You have to be either completely oblivious or completely indifferent. It is a signal feat of idiocy. And yet Barack Obama accomplished it. John McCain and Obama visited Ground Zero together. Obama and McCain entered the site. But while McCain took the time to shake hands with uniformed firefighters and a construction worker with an American flag helmet, Obama ignored them and stood around. But he wasn’t done yet. Both McCain and Obama brought roses to place on the makeshift 9/11 memorial. Obama casually tossed his...
  • Pentagon 9/11 Memorial Mementos Auctioned on eBay

    09/12/2008 9:45:19 PM PDT · by Brytani · 5 replies · 290+ views
    Fox News ^ | Friday, September 12, 2008 | Fox News & Jennifer Griffin
    <p>At least one of the VIPs who attended the dedication ceremony Thursday for the Pentagon's 9/11 memorial appears to be selling event memorabilia for hundreds, even thousands of dollars on eBay — to the horror of the Pentagon officials who organized the event.</p>
  • ABC News: 'Why Wasn't Michelle Obama at the 9/11 Ceremony?'

    09/12/2008 7:23:00 AM PDT · by Mike Bates · 113 replies · 284+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | 09/11/08 | Mike Bates
    On ABC News's Political Punch blog, senior national correspondent Jake Tapper writes "Why Wasn't Michelle Obama at the 9/11 Ceremony?" Some readers have asked me why it was that Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., was without spouse at the 9/11 commemoration ceremony today in New York City. After all, they point out, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., was accompanied by his wife Cindy. Where was Michelle? The Obama campaign responds that Michelle was back in Chicago with her daughters Malia, 10, and Sasha, 7, since this is the first week of school. The McCain kids, incidentally, have all graduated from high school...
  • Help! Looking for the O'Bama rose "jump-shot" at the 9/11 memorial the other day.

    09/12/2008 8:41:27 AM PDT · by mark in iowa · 55 replies · 318+ views
    Can't seem to find a quality image online anywhere. It's on the front page of the Des Moines register today.

    12/16/2001 5:10:55 AM PST · by Jimmy Valentine's brother · 20 replies · 731+ views
    self | 16 December 2001 | JV's b
    stand waite with his corn cob pipe clenched in his teeth and his Dr. Suess Flag (it is really the South Carolina State Flag) held high walked a lonely, blustery post for several hours on December 15 a small knoll overlooking the Pentagon, a place that has become a grass-roots shrine to all that is good about our country. The DC Chapter’s Warlord had called a meet but the announcement had gone up late. kristinn informs me that this will be a standing gathering from 1400 to 1600 hours Saturday until Osama bin Laden’s head is on a pike. After ...
  • We need to see the images of 9/11 - Remember Islamofascism's attack!

    09/11/2008 12:39:12 AM PDT · by Righting · 13 replies · 1,146+ views
    Al-Qaeda 'marks 9/11 with video' BBC News, UK - Sep 8, 2008 Zawahiri is thought to be in hiding on the Afghan-Pakistan border The Islamic militant network al-Qaeda, which claimed the 9/11 attacks, has issued a video to mark their seventh anniversary, an Arabic TV channel says. In the 90-minute tape obtained by Qatar's al-Jazeera TV, deputy leader Ayman al-Zawahiri denounces Iran and the "Crusader" threat to Islam. Zawahiri is last known to have appeared in an al-Qaeda video in April. Other al-Qaeda videos since the 9/11 attacks on America in 2001 featured the group's leader, Osama Bin Laden. Zawahiri...
  • 9/11 Remembrances

    09/10/2008 11:58:06 AM PDT · by Daniel T. Zanoza · 6 replies · 348+ views ^ | September 10, 2008 | local and national journalists based in Chicago
    9/11 -- WE HAVE NOT FORGOTTEN + WE MUST ALWAYS REMEMBER Every generation can recall an event that is collectively seared into the mind of a nation and its people. From the attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941 to the assassination of John F. Kennedy on Nov. 22, 1963 and now including that horrible day on Sept. 11, 2001, individuals can tell you where they were, what they were doing and the thoughts that were permanently etched into their minds on those days. The most mundane recollections became riveting stories of the human experience, designed to be filed...
  • Set in Granite Memorial would connect wars to 9/11

    09/06/2008 7:20:02 PM PDT · by woofie · 7 replies · 193+ views
    Alibi (Albuquerque NM weekly free paper) ^ | Seot 4-11 08 | Aeriel Emig
    A rendering of the memorial by Tina Reames. The City Council plans to construct a cast bronze war memorial honoring soldiers who've died in Iraq and Afghanistan. Because the memorial would also include a visual connection to 9/11, the design—and the $300,000 price tag—are kindling controversy [Council Watch, “Easing Back In,” Aug. 14-20]. Five years after the U.S. invaded Iraq, 54 New Mexican soldiers have died in the conflicts overseas, according to the New Mexico Department of Veterans Services. The memorial is set to be completed by Memorial Day 2009 at the New Mexico Veterans Memorial grounds near Louisiana and...

    09/11/2007 6:01:54 AM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 4 replies · 147+ views
    KXMC ^ | Sept. 11, 2007 | Associated Press
    (AP) President Bush is marking this 6th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks with a closed worship service followed by a public observance. Bush will lead a moment of silence on the south lawn of the White House at 8:46 a.m. eastern time, when the first plane struck the World Trade Center in New York. That observance follows a private service of prayer and remembrance at St. John's Episcopal Church, one block from the White House. Later this morning, the Christian band the Newsboys will take part in a 9/11 memorial service at the Pentagon. After the ceremony, the Newsboys...
  • S.F. mural depicting 9/11 flight attendant scarred by taggers

    09/12/2007 8:13:40 AM PDT · by SmithL · 60 replies · 1,702+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 9/12/7 | Jim Herron Zamora
    The only local monument to a heroic flight attendant from San Francisco killed in the Sept. 11 attacks six years ago is a North Beach mural that vandals have defaced almost beyond recognition. Betty Ong, 45, who grew up in Chinatown and North Beach, was a flight attendant on American Airlines Flight 11, the first plane hijacked by the terrorists. Just minutes before the plane smashed into the World Trade Center, she quietly contacted authorities and gave a detailed description of the hijackers. Ong is one of several Chinatown natives depicted in a 200-foot-long, 7-foot-tall mural dedicated to Chinese contributions...
  • Minnesota man upset about 9/11 memorial (Tom Burnett Sr)

    09/10/2007 4:05:18 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 31 replies · 1,348+ views ^ | 9/10/07 | Yelena Kibasova
    A Minnesota man is upset over a memorial being built for those who died on United Flight 93. Tom Burnett Sr. said the proposed memorial is full of Islamic symbols and does not want his son’s name to be a part of it. His son, Tom Burnett Jr., died aboard flight 93 when it crashed in Pennsylvania. Tom Burnett Sr. said the memorial looks like a giant mosque with Islamic symbols such as a crescent shape around the point of impact that looks similar to the crescents featured on flags of heavily Islamic countries. The superintendent of the memorial said...
  • National 9/11 Memorial Tour Begins in SC

    09/10/2007 3:47:55 PM PDT · by RDTF · 3 replies · 136+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | Sept 10, 2007 | MEG KINNARD, AP
    COLUMBIA, S.C. -- A traveling exhibit featuring a 4-ton steel beam that will be part of Sept. 11 memorial at ground zero kicked off a national tour Monday in the state where it was made. City and state officials signed the 37-foot beam and victims' family members wrote messages of remembrance on the eve of the sixth anniversary of the terrorist attacks. "People say that, after six years, it's time to move on. It's time to get back to normal. Well, there is no normal anymore," said Jason Viglione, 28, of New Jersey. He joined the Air Force after his...
  • NYC: Channel 7 to cut 9/11 memorial coverage (to air "Regis" instead of reading victims' names)

    09/07/2007 1:17:25 AM PDT · by Stoat · 13 replies · 954+ views
    The New York Daily News ^ | September 6, 2007 | RICHARD HUFF and CORKY SIEMASZKO
    ExclusiveChannel 7 to cut 9/11 memorial coverage By RICHARD HUFF and CORKY SIEMASZKO DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITERSThursday, September 6th 2007, 6:46 PM   The city's top-rated TV station will slash its coverage of the Sept. 11 memorial ceremonies by dropping the most emotional part - the reading of the names of the victims. WABC-TV says it's running "Live with Regis & Kelly" instead, and will follow it up with "Rachael Ray" and "The View," while every other broadcast station in town will cover the ceremony start to finish.It marks the first time one of New York's local broadcast stations...
  • RUDY FLAP HITS 9/11 CEREMONY (scavenger uses victims to promote himself)

    08/29/2007 4:18:11 AM PDT · by Liz · 52 replies · 834+ views
    NY POST ^ | August 29, 2007 | CARL CAMPANILE
    Rudy Giuliani will speak at the sixth anniversary commemoration the of the 9/11 attacks - bringing protests from his critics.........firefighter families charge that he is being allowed to exploit the event for political gain.
  • Feud grows over NY 9/11 memorial ceremony site

    08/01/2007 10:24:16 PM PDT · by thegreatbeast · 11 replies · 484+ views
    Reuters ^ | Wed Aug 1, 2007 6:57PM EDT | Rachel Breitman
    A fight is brewing in New York between some families of September 11 victims and the city over where to hold an annual memorial ceremony after officials said the World Trade Center site was an unsafe venue. The memorial has been held every year at Ground Zero but this year construction is taking place and city officials ruled it unsafe. They have relocated the ceremony to a nearby park.
  • Where the crime took place

    10/13/2006 3:27:09 AM PDT · by Sergeant Tim · 5 replies · 705+ views
    Take Back the Memorial ^ | October 13, 2006 | Michael Burke
    -- This is a guest commentary on In part, it is a response to Mayor Bloomberg's recent comments about the names on the 9/11 memorial at Ground Zero. While family members propose they be listed by affiliation, Bloomberg supports their random listing and a more minimalist approach, saying. "I've always been a believer in the less is more, particularly when it comes to things that are trying to encourage you to think."-- by Michael BurkeThe Mayor is right; the memorial belongs to all of America - and future generations. The first debt we owe at the WTC site is...
  • Hijacked memorials?

    10/12/2006 2:16:55 AM PDT · by Sergeant Tim · 13 replies · 671+ views
    Take Back the ^ | October 12, 2006 | Tim Sumner
    Along with the many inscriptions that have nothing to do with 9/11, Arizona’s 9/11 memorial commission wanted to include the names of the 19 9/11 hijackers on the memorial in Phoenix... What happened in Phoenix is what would have happened in New York had the International Freedom Center not been removed from the plans and what will happen at Ground Zero if activists sneak back onto hallowed ground. To be clear, we advocate these five things for Ground Zero...
  • Video: Arizona 9/11 memorial designers wanted to commemorate hijackers (Puke Alert!)

    Why wouldn’t they? There are no enemies in their cosmology (except Bush). Violence itself is the enemy. Which means the hijackers are victims too. Oh, and we also sort of deserved it because of our “total support of Israel.” And the Afghan civilians who were accidentally killed in a bombing run ten months later belong on the memorial because they’re all “part of the tragedy of war, terrorism, hatred, [and] mistrust of everyone else.” We’re going to lose. You know that, right? LINK<.b> to video:
  • 9/11 memorial donations were strangely slow in coming

    10/08/2006 4:54:12 AM PDT · by Sergeant Tim · 13 replies · 624+ views
    Take Back the ^ | October 6, 2006 | Tim Sumner
    As pre-ordained, Mayor Bloomberg was voted in as chairman of the World Trade Center Memorial Foundation yesterday. While waiting for the inevitable, my mind wandered back to late last year and this. Following the 9/11 money (from a New York Daily News editorial, originally published on December 10, 2005) No one knew how much money the city was going to need and for what purposes. Sen. Chuck Schumer presented the best guess to Bush in the Oval Office, and the President said, "You got it." So programs were created, and grants, loans and tax incentives began arriving to meet immediate...
  • Pataki must be crazy to anoint Bloomberg

    10/07/2006 11:42:24 AM PDT · by Sergeant Tim · 13 replies · 456+ views
    Take Back the ^ | October 4, 2006 | Tim Sumner
    Instead of someone who actually cares about 9/11—its dead and living victims and heroes—and remembrance of the day America was attacked, someone with less interest, without the time, and with an obvious conflict of interest is about to be left in charge of the memorial and museum at Ground Zero. Mayor Bloomberg’s choosing culture over remembrance, arrogant indifference for human remains, sabotaging all prior fundraising for the memorial, and callous disregard for thousands of living victims of 9/11 renders him unfit to serve as the chairman of the World Trade Center Memorial Foundation. More than five years after 9/11, a...
  • Remembering 9/11 (Stephen Miller Discusses How Duke U's 9/11 Memorial Resistance Was Broken Alert)

    09/26/2006 2:28:39 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 4 replies · 605+ views ^ | 09/26/06 | Stephen Miller
    A September 11th memorial poses peculiar problems for the modern American university. In the typical college of today, the “intellectual” vogues are anti-Americanism and sympathy for America’s enemies. By contrast, patriotism and support for our national defense are embraced about as strongly on college campuses as are capitalism and Dick Cheney. Anything that portrays America as under attack by Islamic terrorists, as even the most purely apolitical 9/11 memorial inevitably will, challenges the university dogma. And so it is often left to students properly to mourn and remember that tragic day when its anniversary arrives. But what if students wanted...
  • Military parents join Munsil in denouncing Arizona 9-11 Memorial

    09/25/2006 4:43:17 PM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 8 replies · 547+ views
    The Phoenix Business Journal ^ | 12:10 PM MST Monday | by Mike Sunnucks
    A new state memorial honoring victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attack has drawn criticism from a number of sources, including Republican gubernatorial candidate Len Munsil. Munsil claims some of the monument's inscriptions are anti-American. The Arizona 9-11 Memorial was unveiled earlier this month and was sponsored by numerous businesses including The Arizona Republic, Bank of America, Schaller Anderson Inc., McCarthy Building Cos., Bashas' Supermarkets and Grupo N Advertising. The monument was dedicated by Gov. Janet Napolitano on Sept. 11 of this year and is located across from the state Capitol in Phoenix. Munsil and some other conservative Republicans...
  • Sept. 11 inscriptions spark outrage

    09/23/2006 1:32:20 PM PDT · by ECM · 53 replies · 1,782+ views
    East Valley Tribune ^ | September 23, 2006 | Beth Lucas,
    Inscriptions etched into Arizona’s Sept. 11 monument — meant to inspire and capture the horror of the terrorist attacks — sparked the beginnings of a political blog battle this week. *snip* One inscription states, “You don’t win battles of terrorism with more battles.” Another: “Congress questions why CIA and FBI didn’t prevent attacks.” And another reads, “Erroneous US air strike kills 46 Uruzgan civilians,” referring to a wedding reportedly hit by mistake in Afghanistan.