Crescent of Strange Choice

Why was this design chosen for the Flight 93 memorial in Pennsylvania?

Memorial

“Crescent of Embrace” will feature a Tower of Voices, containing 40 wind chimes — one for each passenger and crew member who died — and two stands of red maple trees that will line a walkway caressing the natural bowl shape of the land. Forty separate groves of red and sugar maples will be planted behind the crescent, and a black slate wall will mark the edge of the crash site, where the remains of those who died now rest.

It strikes me as odd to select a crescent as a symbol to memorialize the 40 who died when Flight 93 crashed. The crescent is a symbol of Islam, and the plane crashed (the official story goes) precisely because of a hijack by Islamic terrorists.

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