In a Richmond Times-Dispatch editorial, Robin Beres writes, "U.S. Sens. Mark Warner, D-Va., and Pat Toomey, R-Pa., have collaborated on a resolution that aims to recognize the 1,300-mile September 11th National Memorial Trail. The multi-use trail, first envisioned by Virginian David Brickley just days after the tragedy, is a network of roads and paths that connects the Pentagon Memorial in Arlington, the Flight 93 Memorial in Shanksville, Pa., and the National September 11th Memorial and Museum in New York City."
"Although the resolution does not authorize federal funding for the trail," Beres concludes, "it does recognize the importance of the trail and urges all Americans to enjoy it in honor of the heroes of 9/11. Passage of the legislation also will bring publicity to the trail and help developers approach possible donors for the funds necessary for its completion. The senators expect the resolution’s passage before Sept. 11 — 18 years after that horrific day.
"Good things happen when senators practice bipartisanship."
Read the July 3, 2019 editorial