As a symbol of the unity and resiliency that arose in the aftermath of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, a memorial trail has been suggested to connect its three sites in Pennsylvania, Washington and New York. The route — of which Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick is one of three proposers — hopes to be officially designated in time for the 20th anniversary of the cataclysm, reports Bucks Local News.
The September 11th National Memorial Trail is a 1,300-mile triangular route:
- Starting at the Pentagon Memorial in Arlington, VA, the trail extends northwest to the Flight 93 National Memorial
- From there, it arcs eastward to New York City’s National September 11th Memorial and Museum
- The trail then heads south to the 9/11 Memorial Garden of Reflection in Lower Makefield
- The last leg sends it back to the National Mall in Washington, returning to the Pentagon
“Our bipartisan legislation designates a trail that connects each of the different sites attacked, providing us an ongoing opportunity to come together and reflect on that tragic day,” Fitzpatrick said. “[It] will help ensure we never forget the resilience of America and that we will always honor the many heroes and innocent lives our nation lost that day.”
The layout is also designed to recall our nation’s other historic struggles, passing close by local significant sites that include Washington’s Crossing and Valley Forge National Historical Park.
More information on the September 11th National Memorial Trail is on Bucks Local News.