You have to stop and think, how did their mothers raise these soulless bots? The editors of the NY Daily News think a human remains sideshow is the "perfect" way to honor our beloved victims? I'd hate to be their ma.
Atlas readers, please write a letter to the editor and/or leave a comment on the bottom of the article. Those in the ivory tower, void of empathy, have lost touch with the common man and their own humanity. Help them find it.
Tthe families are asking for people to write the DN letters to the editor, firstname.lastname@example.org
The 911 families have posted their thanks to the public for their support: www.respecthumanremainsatthe911memorial.com
Nearly 10 years after the attack, remains of only 59% of the people who died at Ground Zero on 9/11 have been identified.
Expressing deep emotions, some World Trade Center families object to plans for interring unidentified and unclaimed remains from the terrorist attack at the rebuilt Ground Zero.
Only now have these families discovered that remains will be stored at bedrock level in the 9/11 Memorial Museum. Many others have known this for a long time and find it desirable.
These families did not and do not, and they seek something of a referendum on the matter.
Our opinion from having toured the site, from the open-air plaza down to the stone, is that the planned resting spot is moving, most appropriate and perfectly dignified.
It is anything but the Ripley's Believe It or Not exhibition some have conjured. In fact, the remains would be stored in an area controlled by the medical examiner, whose task, as science and knowledge advance, will be to ID further remains.
The area will be closed to all but staff and family members of victims. The public will see only a stone wall, bearing a quote from Virgil: "No day shall erase you from the memory of time."
Elsewhere, the museum will include photo portraits of the victims, with biographical information, recordings from relatives, videos, personal belongings - whatever families choose to share to help commemorate loved ones lost on 9/11 and in the first Trade Center bombing.
Those who object feel the remains should be stored above ground and apart from the traffic of the millions of visitors who are expected to come to remember. Is there such a place at the site?
Perhaps, perhaps not. But it's certain that the power of passing the well-hidden presence of the murdered at the base of the chasm into which they fell will be overwhelming.
Please write these useless idiots. But be polite. I know it's hard. But do it anyway. The families need your help.