Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Flight 93 memorial updates

The blogburst continues. Look here and here for the latest.

20 December update: New posts about it here and here. The trackback is here. Slight language warning.

1 January '08 update: New post about it here. Trackback here.

9 January update: New posts about it here and here. Trackbacks here and here, respectively.

22 January update: New posts about it here and here (trackback).

30 January update: New posts about it here (trackback) and here (trackback).

13 February update: New posts about it here and here.

20 February update: New post about it here.

27 February update: New post about it here.

12 March update: New post about it here.

19 March update: New post about it here.

26 March update: New post about it here.

8 April update: New post about it here.

16 April update: New post about it here.

23 April update: New post about it here.

30 April update: New post about it here.

4 May surprise update! Short-notice post here.

7 May update: New post about it here.

14 May update: New post about it here.

21 May update: New post about it here.

28 May update: New post about it here.

4 June update: New post about it here.

11 June update: New post about it here.

18 June update: New post about it here.

24 June: Here is the email link, to which addresses to send the below letter, with your name at the bottom:

To the Flight 93 Memorial Project (and copied to the Pennsylvania press):

Please answer a simple question. WHO is being depicted as “breaking the circle”?

The current Park Service website says that the path of Flight 93 breaks the circle. This is exactly how architect Paul Murdoch described his original Crescent of Embrace design. Flight 93 breaks the circle and turns it into this giant crescent that just happens to point to Mecca. The unbroken part of the circle (the crescent) remains exactly as it was. It is still an Islamic shaped crescent, still pointing to Mecca.

Don’t tell me that “Flight 93” breaks the circle. This is not a memorial to inanimate objects. The story of Flight 93 is a story of human action.

And don’t tell me that the passengers and crew are in any way responsible for breaking the circle. The circle is a symbol of peace and harmony. It is not the passengers and crew who broke the peace. It was the TERRORISTS.

That is the ONLY logical interpretation. Your planned memorial depicts the terrorists smashing our peaceful circle and turning it into a giant Mecca-oriented crescent. A more blatant depiction of al Qaeda victory is impossible to imagine.

But let’s hear YOUR explanation. Who do YOU think is being depicted as breaking the circle?

Hopefully the press will follow up, and ask Memorial Project officials what answer they are giving to this damning question.

Sincerely,

[Your name]

25 June update: here.

2 July update: here.

9 July update: here.

16 July update: here.

23 July update: here.

30 July update: here.

6 August update: here.

13 August update: here.

20 August update: here.

27 August update: here.

3 September update: here.

8 September update: here.

17 September update: here.

24 September update: here.

1 October update: here.

15 October update: here.

3 November update: here.

12 November update: here.

26 November update: here.

11 December update: here.

27 December update: here.

15 January 2009 update: here.

29 January update: here.

12 February update: here.

26 February update: here.

12 March update: here.

31 March update: here.

21 April update: here.

8 May update: here.

22 May update: here.

5 June update: here.

17 June update: here.

21 June update: here.

10 July update: here.

28 July update: here.

12 September update: here.

22 October update: here.

14 March 2010 update: here.

15 April update: here.

29 June update: here.

20 July update: here.
2 September update: here.
8 September update: here.

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