A crowd of dignitaries, trail advocates and First Responders convened yesterday at the Schuylkill River Trail near Chestnut Street in Philadelphia for the unveiling of the September 11 Memorial honoring Philadelphians who died on that infamous day. The Schuylkill River Trail is one of the major regional trails that the PA Highlands Trail will connect with via the Perkiomen Trail.
Russell Nee and Bob Thomas view a map.
AMC Mid-Atlantic Recreation Planner John Brunner, trail planner Bob Thomas, and Russell Nee of Morris County Parks were there to witness the unveiling and to represent the 911 Memorial Trail Advisory Board. Still in the planning stage, the 911 Trail will connect the three touchstone memorial sites of September 11, 2011 including the Pentagon, Shanksville (PA) and the World Trade Center Memorial site. The 911 Memorial Trail will follow the East Coast Greenway between Arlington (Pentagon) and NYC and along the way will co-align with the Schuylkill River Trail in Philadelphia. Another leg of the 911 Trail will connect to Shanksville (western PA) and as it heads east will likely intersect with the PA Highlands Trail in Lancaster County.