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The Flight 93 memorial revisited

By Michelle Malkin  •  May 19, 2007 09:08 PM

Jonathan V. Last reports that the disastrous “Crescent of Embrace” in Shanksville, Pa., was the result not only of insipid political correctness–but of abject, soulless bureaucracy. Read the whole thing. Here’s the conclusion: At some point in the next few years, the National Park Service will give us its version of the Flight 93 Memorial. […]

9/11 pledge: “I will not submit”

By Michelle Malkin  •  September 11, 2006 01:27 PM

The above phrase in Arabic is “lan astaslem.” It means “I will not surrender/I will not submit.” (Thanks to Rusty, Laura, and Daveed for translation help.) This is the last line of my 9/11 column and it’s my 9/11 anniversary message to the convert-or-die jihadists. And yes, I’ve got t-shirts in the works as a […]

THE CALIFORNICATION OF THE FLIGHT 93 MEMORIAL

By Michelle Malkin  •  January 6, 2006 12:20 PM

Clinton W. Taylor reports that the Flight 93 Memorial controversy is not over: There is this new design out for the Flight 93 Memorial near Shanksville, Pennsylvania. Its original version, called the “Crescent of Embrace,” met a barrage of flak in the blogosphere because of its unfortunate resemblance to an Islamic crescent, aligned toward Mecca. […]

FLIGHT 93 MEMORIAL UPDATE: REDESIGNED

By Michelle Malkin  •  November 30, 2005 10:55 AM

***updated 12/1 below*** The crescent is gone. AP reports: Designers of a Flight 93 memorial have made a bowl-shaped piece of land its centerpiece, replacing a crescent-shape design that some critics had said was a symbol honoring terrorists, officials announced Wednesday. The new design for the memorial, to be built on the site of the […]

THE REAL “CRESCENT OF EMBRACE”

By Michelle Malkin  •  September 16, 2005 01:08 PM

Cox & Forkum say it all: *** Dimitri Vassilaros of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review says “Kill the crescent.” The Philadelphia Inquirer calls critics “blind.” The Johnstown Tribune Democrat supports altering the memorial and cites the second-stage jury’s own words: “Consider the interpretation and impact of words within the context of this event,” the jury wrote in […]

FLIGHT 93 MEMORIAL: DESIGN WILL BE ALTERED

By Michelle Malkin  •  September 14, 2005 08:37 PM

Despite reports of National Park Service faxes on the fritz and Interior Department e-mails bouncing, the objections of countless numbers of you to the proposed Flight 93 Memorial have been heard. And here, via AP, are the results to prove it: WASHINGTON – The architect of the memorial to a plane downed in western Pennsylvania […]

FLIGHT 93 MEMORIAL: FIGHTING BACK

By Michelle Malkin  •  September 14, 2005 10:04 AM

My latest column, “Monumental surrender,” on the Flight 93 Memorial controversy, bubbling in the blogosphere for nearly a week, is up: War memorials should memorialize war. If you want peace and understanding and healing and good will toward all, go build Kabbalah centers… …A proper war memorial stirs to anger and action. We all remember […]

(DIS)HONORING THE FLIGHT THAT FOUGHT BACK

By Michelle Malkin  •  September 12, 2005 03:25 PM

Did you watch the Discovery Channel documentary last night on Flight 93? Did you weep and curse and cheer? And do you wonder how this memorial design–benignly passive at best, offensive and inexplicably clueless at worst–possibly passed muster as the best representation of the spirit, courage, and resilience of the 40 passengers who saved countless […]

FLIGHT 93 MEMORIAL: SEEING IS BELIEVING

By Michelle Malkin  •  September 10, 2005 09:02 AM

Credit: Zombie 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 […]

FLIGHT 93 MEMORIAL: CONTROVERSY

By Michelle Malkin  •  September 9, 2005 08:59 AM

***scroll down for updates*** The Flight 93 Memorial design, titled “The Crescent of Embrace,” was unveiled this week. Take a close look: Remind you of anything? Tom Bevan at the indispensable Real Clear Politics gently raises some questions about the design. Charles at Little Green Footballs asks: “Is this a coincidence, an example of amazing […]

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