Just in time for 911, an agreement has been reached on land for Flight 93 memorial. The red crescent is a go. If it was to be a religious symbol, what could be more egregious? It should have been a cross.
The federal government has reached final agreements with landowners to purchase 1,400 acres at the Flight 93 crash site in southwestern Pennsylvania yesterday, clearing the way for construction to begin on the 9/11 memorial park this fall.
The announcement means the government will not invoke eminent domain to seize the land, a prospect that was raised in the spring.
"The fields of western Pennsylvania, where the heroes of Flight 93 perished, are hallowed ground for a grateful nation," Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said at a news conference announcing the deal.
"Thanks to the collaborative efforts of the landowners, the Families of Flight 93 and the employees of the National Park Service, we have reached this important milestone in properly honoring the courage and sacrifice of the men and women who gave their lives that day."
Salazar said the property owners would be paid a total of $9.5 million.
Your infidel taxpayer dollars at work.
Negotiations between the Park Service and the property owners, which had dragged on for years, got a jumpstart this spring when Salazar and Sen. Arlen Specter (D., Pa.) traveled to Somerset County to meet with landowners and family members of the 40 passengers and crew aboard the ill-fated plane.
Both Specter, who in 2002 introduced the Flight 93 National Memorial Act, authorizing the Park Service to establish the memorial, and Sen. Bob Casey (D., Pa.) said they were pleased that after all the years of negotiations, park construction would finally move forward.
Specter and Casey have helped secure more than $18 million in federal funds for the 2,200-acre memorial, projected to cost $57 million.
Patrick White, vice president of the board of Families of Flight 93 and the group's point person on the real estate transactions, said he was relieved the process was over.
"It has been a long and detailed and at times seeming impossible task with the amount of issues and concerns to be addressed," said White, whose cousin Louis Nacke of New Hope was aboard Flight 93. "But with the support of folks in federal and state and local government, we were able to work in a public-private partnership to get funds and acquire land as quickly as humanly possible."
Acting Park Service director Dan Wenk said he expected real estate closings on the remaining properties to take place by mid-October and construction to begin immediately after the groundbreaking on Nov. 7.
More information is available at CrescentOfBetrayal.com).
His position is simple: The planned Flight 93 Memorial is a terrorist memorial mosque. Not only does the giant crescent point to Mecca, but architect Paul Murdoch proves that this orientation is intentional by repeating it in the crescents of trees that surround the Tower of Voices part of the memorial.
Not only does the giant crescent point to Mecca, but architect Paul Murdoch proves that this orientation is intentional by repeating it in the crescents of trees that surround the Tower of Voices part of the memorial. (Repeated Mecca-orientations demonstrated in this animation). We hosted an open design competition in time of war and literally invited to enter. Of course we should have expected that the enemy would enter, and try to win a memorial to their heroes instead of ours. Much harder to understand is the of those who are charged with the memorialization of Flight 93, which is supposed to be the symbol of our woken vigilance.
Every place where the terrorists are memorialized in the
crescent design, they are placed in the symbolic Islamic heavens (the
crescent and star parts of the design). Every place where the 40 heroes
are memorialized, they are depicted as symbolically damned, cast out of
the symbolic Islamic heavens. One example is in the Tower of Voices,
where an Islamic shaped crescent soars in the sky above forty symbolic
souls that literally dangle