Stop the Murdoch (Flt 93) Memorial Blogburst: A plea from Tom Burnett Sr. to the wonderful people of Somerset

January 31st, 2008 by xformed

There will be a meeting on the Flight 93 Memorial, thanks to lots of people pushing the issue. That’s the good news. The bad news is only five days notice of the public hearing for this Saturday (Feb 2nd, 2008) was given for this meeting. Here is a call for help from the residents of the Somerset, PA area, and for non-residents, to contact your federal representatives:

From Alec Rawls of Error Theory, who has been on top of this issue for a long time now:

The Memorial Project gave only five days public notice for this Saturday’s public meeting in Somerset. Tom Burnett and I are trying to crash their party, calling on the population of Somerset to come out and protest the terrorist memorializing design.

Here is the ad copy for Tom’s call to action, which will be published in color in tomorrow’s Somerset Daily American. Please post this advertisement ASAP. I’m not putting on a blogburst header, since this is Tom’s statement, but feel free to add a commentary linking it to our regular blogbursts if you want.

I am optimistic that we might even get a few PA politicians jumping on the bandwagon this time.

There is a second color ad with my information that Tom asks readers to follow on to. It is linked at the bottom of Tom’s ad, so there is no need for you to post that as well.

HTML at the bottom as usual.

We might have them this time.


Below is the post in support of this effort to get the Islamic format of the memorial to those who died on Flight 93 on 9/11/2001 removed:

A plea from Tom Burnett Sr. to the wonderful people of Somerset

(The ad copy below is running in tomorrow’s Somerset Daily American.)

My son Tom confronted a terrible moment of truth. Faced with a plot against our nation, he and the other heroes of Flight 93 fought back, and at the cost of their lives, foiled that plot to destroy the White House or the Capitol. Now it is time for the rest of us to face our moment of truth. Flight 93 has been re-hijacked, and I am requesting that if you can, you go down to the public meeting of the Memorial Project at Somerset Courthouse Saturday, sign up to comment at the end, and demand that a proper investigation be conducted.

THIS was no accident:


The Memorial Project held an open design competition in time of war, inviting the entire world to enter. Guess who joined in? That group of trees that sits roughly in the position of the star on an Islamic flag is the crash site. Who do YOU think is being memorialized here?

A second Islamic feature that I also protested when I served on the Stage II jury is the minaret-like Tower of Voices, formed in the shape of a crescent, with its top cut at an angle so that its crescent arms reach up into the sky.


Upturned crescents are a standard mosque adornment in many Muslim countries.

Every iota of this original Crescent of Embrace design remains completely intact in the so-called “redesign.” That is why Congressman Tancredo asked the Park Service this autumn to scrap the existing design entirely. Instead of getting rid of the giant crescent as Tancredo demanded back in 2005, architect Paul Murdoch only disguised it with a few surrounding trees.

Also remaining are those damned 44 glass blocks on the flight path. (There were forty passengers and crew and four Islamic terrorists on Flight 93.) The Memorial Project acknowledges the 40 blocks inscribed with the names of my son and the other heroes, and they acknowledge the three inscribed with the 9/11 date, but they pretend not to know about this one: the huge glass block that dedicates the entire site.

44th block close up

When this 44th glass block is pointed out, Project Partners say that it can’t be counted with the other blocks because it is not the same size. What? Because the capstone to the terrorist memorializing block count is magnificent, that is supposed to make it okay?

For every Islamic or terrorist memorializing feature of the crescent design, the Park Service has another equally phony excuse. Please read the exposé below of the Park Service’s fraudulent investigation, and please come to the meeting on Saturday to demand state and Congressional investigations into the Flight 93 memorial.

Tom Burnett Sr.
February 2008

PDF of ad copy here.

Non-locals who want to help, please contact your senators and representatives!

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