It's not a memorial to the passengers who overtook the hijackers of Flight 93...It's a giant Mihrab (or Mosque) on the 2200 acres of ground in Shanksville, PA.
It is a California architect's attempt to redeem the four hijackers, and symbolically complete their mission. It is oriented to face vistors towards "Mecca". It mockingly suspends the "souls" of the forty passengers and crew between heaven and earth, and glorifies the acts of the terrorists.
Any pretense to the contrary is a lie.
I refused to help build this thing, because I recognized the design for what it was, and knew enough of the story behind it. I hoped that my stance would empower others to shun this as a disgrace, but it hasn't worked out that way.
But I still hold out hope that opposition to this farce can gain some traction, reverse course, and abort the project.
In the meantime, there's no reason to celebrate any kind of anniversary this week. It was all bad ten years ago, and nothing good has come from it. The best thing that happened that day was the handful of guys who did what I'd have done: storm the cockpit and kill the bad guys. And their memory is being perverted for the benefit of the despicable.
A slap in the face.
For more, read Alec Rawls' recent blog. Then, find a way to help fight it.