Look at this and hang your head in shame -- these aristo-bureau-crats are so inhuman and full of self-importance, they should all be removed. They refuse to hear the painful cries of the 911 families begging that their loved ones' remains not be housed in a circus-like setting in the 911 "Museum." Who made them the boss of the 911 victims?
Everyone should express his or her opinion concerning the human remains of the victims of the Islamic attack on Ground Zero. DO IT NOW before it is too late! to: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com.
Chief Jim, Riches, father of 9/11 FF Jimmy Riches, Jr., just sent the email (below) to Bill Doyle, and has submitted his opinion piece to the Daily News. The Alice he is referring to is 911 Museum director Alice Greenwald, who earns $351,000 ....
From: Jim Riches
Sent: Sat, Apr 16, 2011 12:11 pm
Subject: Fwd: Who owns the dead?
Hi Bill, Hope all is well. I just read your letter from Alice. When are they going to meet with the families, the day before they move the human remains. No matter how she spins it, the human remains are part of the Museum when they draw attention to them behind the wall even though not accessible to public.. Museum experts have said the families should be contacted and approval sought . In 2009 we met with Joe Daniels and 9/11 officials and museum experts from Amer Mus of Natl History and told them to contact families regarding human remains. We are still waiting. They go ahead and do whatever they please. The area by the remains for the families holds 20 people , they really took us into consideration .I guess she forgot to tell you The Family Room will be smaller than original one , with one less wall so some artifacts will not be included, but the terrorists have a section. They are stringing us along from day one. Hopefully, the 9/11 families will be contacted by 9/11 Museum staff and given a choice of where the human remains will be stored. My preference would be a Tomb of the unknown above ground with a 24 hour honor guard on the WTC grounds.
Deputy Chief Jim Riches FDNY
From: Jim Riches
Sent: Wed, Apr 6, 2011 7:28 pm
Subject: Who owns the dead?
Do 9/11 Museum curators, city officials, 9/11 committees, or the medical Examiners Office have the right to tell 9/11 family members where the human remains of their loved ones will be interred? The answer is a resounding "NO!" The next of kin have the sole right as to the placement of their loved ones" human remains. After 9/11/01, New York city placed some of our loved ones remains in the Staten Island Dump and refuses to move them to this day.. We call ourselves a civilized society?
The 9/11 Memorial Museum intends to incorporate the 9/11 unidentified human remains within the 9/11 Museum, 70 feet below grade.All the 9/11 families, 2,749 ,were not consulted about the present plan for Human remains by the 9/11 Memorial and Museum. We call it the 9/11 Memorial Museum, but it is actually 95% Museum and 5% Memorial. Families will have one picture in hall 70 feet below grade and name on the 9/11 wall at street level.. Also, 9/11 officials decided to strip the first responders of their ranks on the 9/11 wall . This is a mockery and insult to their legacy against the wishes of the 9/11 first responder families.
In 2003, the LMDC committed to a Memorial to be "distinct from other memorial structures like a Museum or visitor's center." Shanksville, The Pentagon and Oklahoma City have the human remains separate and distinct.
When the 9/11 families found out about the plans of the 9/11 museum officials in 2009, some 9/11 groups met with them. We had museum experts from the American museum of Natural History and Indian tribal museums, who also requested that it was professionally and ethically correct to obtain all 2,749 9/11 families' permission or approval. No museum should place human remains within its museum without express consent of next of kin. We requested that a letter be sent out to the ALL 9/11 families with the choices of their current plan below grade or a respectful accessible above ground WTC site, separate from the museum, a kin to the Tomb of the Unknowns in Arlington national cemetery, where both public and 9/11 families could pay their respects. No letter or communication with 9/11 families was ever sent.
Should the 9/11 families have to walk past the 9/11 Museum store on 1st floor, selling its WTC cups, shirts, books while on their way down past thousands of tourists to pray over their loved ones ' remains? Many considered the 9/11 outside vendors as horrible, what does the gift shop say of museum officials? Move your gift shop to the basement!
The 9/11 Memorial and Museum will be a popular site for millions of Americans and tourists every year, but NEVER FORGET it will always be a cemetery for the 9/11 families who lost so much that day. We have delivered a letter to Mayor Bloomberg requesting that all 2,749 families be consulted and given a choice,as stated above, with respect to the disposition of their loved ones human remains. All 9/11 families input should be considered. If it isn't, it is insensitive and disrespectful to all the 2,749 families of 9/11 American heroes.
Deputy Chief Jim Riches ret FDNY father of 9/11 firefighter Jimmy Riches Engine 4 FDNY 29 years old
This cold, heartless email is from the Museum's director Alice Greenwald.
My apologies for not responding yesterday – I was in meetings all day, without any air in-between.
I wanted to thank you so much for reaching out to us. We would like to encourage family members to visit our website, where they can find up-to-date information about the plans for the repository. The information can be found here: http://www.national911memorial.org/site/PageServer?pagename=New_Memorial_ME.
We will continue to update you on the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner’s plans to care for the remains.
Sending warm regards to you and Camille.
Alice M. Greenwald | Executive Vice President for Programs, Director of Memorial Museum
National September 11 Memorial & Museum | One Liberty Plaza, 20th Fl | New York, NY 10006
P: 212.312.8849 | firstname.lastname@example.org