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REMEMBER, RESPECT, RECOGNIZE AND INSPIRE

 
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 25, 2007 7:01 pm    Post subject: REMEMBER, RESPECT, RECOGNIZE AND INSPIRE
From Thu Jan 25, 2007 2:00 am to Sat Jan 27, 2007 1:59 am (included)
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The purpose of the WTC Memorial was to remember, respect, recognize and inspire. (See below from Memorial website)

We are sorry Mr. Mayor but your Memorial, and it has become your memorial, does none of theses things.

It appears that sanitizing the most brutal attack in the history of our country has become your underlying theme.

The fact that the current Memorial Design does not even mention 9/11 or contain an American Flag speaks volumes as to what you want this memorial to be.

We ask everyone to please sign our petition at:

www.savethe911memorial.com



We need to let the mayor know that we want the memorial to reflect history and not his story

Put It Above Ground



Notes from the Draft Memorial Mission Statement Committee

The mission statement committee took great care in considering the meaning and significance of each word of the mission statement. Important themes incorporated within the mission statement were the result of lengthy discussions and debates about the naming of particular groups such as firefighters, police officers, rescue personnel, recovery and construction workers, and those working in the WTC buildings and surrounding area. Based on these discussions the committee decided it was important to honor the loss of life equally and the contributions of all without establishing any hierarchies. Descriptive words were carefully considered for their meaning and implications for the statement: “murdered, killed or lost,” “senseless, horrific or devastating,” “sacrifice,” “hero,” “Islamic or Muslim terrorists.” All of these words raised issues that were debated and decisions were made that best reflected the intentions of the committee. The draft mission statement contrasts the darkest depths of humanity and the bright light of human compassion and bravery. Remember, respect, recognize and inspire are its essential guiding themes. These themes are drawn as an arc, beginning with remembering those who died, recognizing courage and sacrifice and ending with a resolution of hope.
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