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"Update II: Reader Jim K. writes: "Looks like a memorial for the hijackers--not the victims! Incredible!"
.Tons of you are stunned, outraged, and sickened by the new Flight 93 Memorial, the "Crescent of Embrace." I called the architect responsible for the redesign, Paul Murdoch of Los Angeles, yesterday for comment. He did not return my call, but he did speak with the Johnstown, Pa., Tribune Democrat, as quoted in the Pittsburgh Post Gazette
Neither Murdoch nor his supporters see any problem with the red crescent wrapped around the crash site near Shanksville, Pa., where 40 innocent people were murdered at the hands of Islamic terrorists.
A 15-member jury made up of family members, community members and design professionals was tasked with making a final recommendation on the design. Five finalists were selected from 1,011 designs.
[Architect Paul] Murdoch's design still must get the approval of the director of the National Park Service and the secretary of the Interior.
"...Note the small grove of trees in exactly the same position as the star in the Islamic star and crescent..."