ALEXANDRIA, VA – On Oct. 13 in the Oval Office, President Biden signed legislation designating a new trail called the September 11th National Memorial Trail. The route connects the National September 11th Memorial and Museum in New York City, the Pentagon Memorial in Arlington, Virginia, and the Flight 93 National Memorial in Somerset County, Pennsylvania.
A 1, 300-mile system of trails and roadways, this memorial trail is meant to be a symbol of the country’s resiliency and character. Its triangular design allows visitors to pass through some of the most historic parts of this country.
Introduced by Reps. Gerald E. Connolly (D-VA), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), and Don Beyer (D-VA), the bill previously passed the House of Representatives 423-0 and in the Senate by unanimous consent.
“This trail will allow us to harness the great outdoors to forever commemorate our heroes and memorialize the innocent lives our nation lost on 9/11,” said Fitzpatrick. “I am incredibly grateful for Congressmen Connolly and Beyer’s leadership in pushing this bipartisan effort across the finish line.”
“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 passed on 9/11, those who served as heroes, and the family and friends that provide an inspiration to those who will use the Trail today and for generations to come,” said Tom Baxter, President of the Sept. 11 National Memorial Trail Alliance.