Tom Burnett Sr. objects to Flight 93 memorial

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The father of a Flight 93 victim says a crescent-shaped design as part of a memorial to the hijacked airliner "does not properly honor our people." Tom Burnett Sr. of Northfield, Minnesota, objects because a crescent is sometimes used as a symbol of Islam and the September 11th attacks were plotted by Muslims. Burnett spoke today at a meeting of the commission advising the National Park Service on the design. He wants an investigation of how the design was chosen. But Park Service officials and family members who like the design say it was fairly and impartially selected out of 1,100 submitted. The planned memorial includes a semicircle of trees overlooking the Somerset County site where the hijacked airliner crashed. 38-year-old Thomas Burnett, Jr. was a passenger on Flight 93. He left behind a wife, Deena, and three young daughters, Madison, Halley, and Anna Clare.

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