Federal designation is near the finish line!
The 9/11 National Memorial Trail legislation, currently in Washington D.C., is ready to be signed by President Biden.
Introduced by U.S. Representatives Gerald E. Connolly (D-VA), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), and Don Beyer (D-VA), the bill now heads to the President’s desk to be signed into law. In July, the bill passed 423-0 in the House of Representatives, and unanimously in the Senate on
October 1. The passing of Legislation H.R. 2278 by both the House of Representatives and the Senate is a monumental step toward our ultimate goal of the bill being signed into law by President Biden in commemoration of that fateful day 20 years ago.
“We’re very grateful for the immense support and bipartisan leadership from Congressmen Connolly, Fitzpatrick, and Beyer,” said David G. Brickley, founder of the September 11th National Memorial Trail Alliance. “20 years ago, I envisioned a federally designated 9/11 Trail that would commemorate that tragic day for future generations. Now that opportunity is here and we are truly appreciative and excited to see this legislative process unfold within the 20-year anniversary of 9/11. ”
“As our nation prepares for the 20th Anniversary of September 11th, we have a tremendous opportunity to create
a lasting legacy that connects all three sites attacked that horrific day,” said Representative Connolly (D-VA).
“The 9/11 National Memorial Trail will serve a particularly significant role—honoring the families and loved ones who were victims of the attack, and the heroes who saved countless lives on such a tragic day. I thank my colleagues Representatives Fitzpatrick and Beyer for their leadership, and the September 11th National Memorial Trail Alliance—especially my friend David Brickley—for their steadfast and unrelenting support of this project.”