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PostPosted: Wed Jan 24, 2007 7:58 pm    Post subject: HUMAN REMAINS UPDATE 1/24...A MEMORIAL IN NAME ONLY
From Wed Jan 24, 2007 2:00 am to Fri Jan 26, 2007 1:59 am (included)
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There was one human remain recovered at Water Street today. Nothing was recovered at the site.

We attended the Save the 9/11 Memorial press Conference. It was a perfect example of how the city continues to mishandle not only the recovery of remains but the entire WTC process including the Memorial.

Family members both uniformed and civilian stood together and applauded the efforts of Edie Lutnick as she presented a common sense solution to the placement of names on the memorial.

For more details on this plan click the link below. Watch the PSA and sign the petition.


Family members spoke of how their loved ones would want to remembered with those with whom they died.

Members of the FDNY spoke of how those firefighters killed on 9/11 would want to be remembered with their brothers with whom they served.

Family members spoke of how important it was to show the age of the victims and their last known location.

For those who are unaware all of these things are not parts of the mayor’s memorial.

And that’s the real problem.

The Mayor and a select group of elite members of his committee of which he as been appointed chair have attempted to once again hijack the memorial.

About a year ago we had the same problem when they refused to move the names above ground.

We continue to have the same problem with the recovery effort.

As the family members showed again today we are not going to allow that to happen.

The solution is simple and will not impact the cost or the esthetics of the memorial.

Would you rather find your loved one on panel 12 line 2 row 3?


On the Aon panel designating the company the floor and their age.

As Diane Horning stated these are the questions she is always asked when someone finds out her son Matthew was killed on 9/11.

The current plan shows now respect to those who were murdered on 9/11 as the Mayor is more concerned with showing respect for the architect.

Under the current plan the full flight names will not be listed.

Members of the armed forces or uniformed services will not have their rank designated.

Michael Judge will not even be listed as Father Michael Judge Chaplain of the FDNY.

As the PSA states “A memorial in name only is no memorial at all”

A version of the proposal that Edie presented today was presented to the Executive Committee of the WTC Memorial Foundation.

They did not even have the common decency to share it with the full committee.

The current design, the mayor’s design, was not even voted on by the full committee.

Once again we are put in a position where we must fight to make sure that things are done correctly

This is about preserving the integrity of the memorial for future generations.

As Arthur Schopenhauer stated:

“All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.”

We have been ridiculed, we have been violently opposed but we will be here until we reach Stage Three.

Put It Above Ground
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