H.R. 2278 Signed into Law
In the Oval Office on October 13, President Joe Biden signed H.R. 2278 into law, designating the 1,300-mile 9/11 National Memorial Trail linking the National September 11th Memorial and Museum in New York City, the Pentagon Memorial in Arlington, VA, and the Flight 93 National Memorial in Somerset County, PA.
The September 11th National Memorial Trail Alliance is extremely proud and humbled by the bipartisan contributions to the passing of H.R. 2278.
In July, the bill passed 423-0 in the House of Representatives, and on October 1, unanimously in the Senate. President Biden’s signing of this bill is a pivotal step in our vision to develop a trail that provides our country with a lasting symbol of our nation’s resiliency. This designation fulfills our promise to never forget the nearly 3,000 lives lost on September 11, 2001, and will serve as a commemorative tribute to those who rushed into the face of danger to serve and protect us all.
“We’re grateful for the support of Congress and President Biden. With this federal designation, the 9/11 National Memorial Trail will continue to serve as an active memorial to those who lost their lives on 9/11, those who served as heroes, and the family and friends who provide inspiration to those who will use the Trail today and for generations to come,” said Tom Baxter, President of the September 11th National Memorial Trail Alliance.
We owe a debt of gratitude to the steadfast leadership of Congressman Gerry Connolly and his staff, as well as the support of our chief co-sponsors Congressman Don Beyer (D-VA) and Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA). The September 11th National Memorial Trail Alliance sincerely thanks you for your support throughout this legislative process.
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