Mount Vernon Patch
December 28, 2012
A multi-state group headed by local attorney, David Brickley, is working to create a Sept. 11 National Memorial Trail to connect sites in New York City, Washington, and Pennsylvania associated with the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the United States.
The trail, shaped like a triangle, would connect the New York City World Trade Center site with the Pentagon in Washington and the Flight 93 memorial site near Shanksville, Pennsylvania.
The current Mount Vernon trail that runs along the Potomac River near the Pentagon will be part of the 9/11 trail. The segment of the Mount Vernon trail south of Alexandria to Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens will be spur from the 9/11 memorial trail because it is “a place of national significance in our heritage,” said Brickley, president of the National Memorial Trail Alliance.