The United States Senate passed Senate Resolution 267 by unanimous consent on September 11, 2019, to recognize the September 11th National Memorial Trail “as an important trail and greenway all individuals should enjoy in honor of the heroes of September 11th.” The House of Representatives is considering a similar measure, House Resolution 384.
“I am excited that the Senate passed the resolution exactly 18 years after the 9/11 terrorist attacks,” says Andy Hamilton, who chairs the National September 11th Memorial Trail Alliance. “I appreciate the leadership of Senators Pat Toomey, Mark Warner and Bob Casey in persuading their colleagues to vote affirmatively for the development of a trail that honors the heroes of 9/11, as well as those who have fought for our freedom since our country was founded. The September 11th National Memorial Trail is a symbol of the American people’s resilience and perseverance.”
“Completing the Trail will form an unbroken triangle connecting the National September 11 Memorial and Museum at the former site of the World Trade Center, the National 9/11 Pentagon Memorial outside of Washington and the Flight 93 National Memorial in western Pennsylvania. Its connectivity will be a reminder that America’s values and liberty can never be broken,” says David Brickley, the trail's founder. “It will also create economic opportunities for educational and recreational tourism in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Washington, DC.”
“The Senate’s passage of Resolution 267 is a testament to the hard work and dedication of so many people,” adds Thomas Baxter, president of the Alliance. “I am hopeful that the House will soon act similarly to help our country preserve the memories of those who made the ultimate sacrifice on 9/11.”
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