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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2007 8:58 pm    Post subject: TAKING CARE OF THE IMPORTANT STUFF
From Wed Aug 15, 2007 3:00 am to Sun Aug 19, 2007 2:59 am (included)
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I am sure that all the 9/11 family members breathed a collective breath of relief when they heard the announcement


Change Reflects Mission to Commemorate National Tragedy
New Logo and Website Launched

September 11 Tribute Exhibition to Tour Country to Raise Awareness and Support

It is amazing how priorities continue to be misplaced.

We fought for over a month to gain access to the Pit for the 9/11 ceremony and the agreement was never formerly announced.

Diane has been asking for months for answers to how many remains have been found and tested and the protocols being deployed but the mayor’s office cannot find the time to respond.

For over 6 months we have been asking about the NYPD Property Department and the alleged disappearance of nearly $1 Million and thousands of personal items from 9/11 victims and we are ignored.

They seem to have spent a lot of time (and probably money) coming up with a new name but they will not spend a minute to discuss the proper placement of names on the memorial for which they are raising money.

And yes they have time to go on a national fundraising tour. Somehow I think the following will not be part of the pitch.

-Over 1,600 remains found this year at the site of the proposed memorial.

-Not one identification from any of the 1,600 remains recovered.

-Human remains still left sitting in a landfill 6 years later.

-Families had to fight to bring the names above ground and are still fighting for their proper placement.

-75 to 80 percent of the memorial will be underground and $500,000 a year will be spent to heat the waterfalls so that the mist does not freeze during the winter.

-Millions have been spent on legal fees and only one claim has been paid to workers who have become ill as a result of their work at Ground Zero.

-And our favorite the entire memorial will be exempt from NYC Building and Fire codes.

No but they will spend millions on this national tour.

Millions that would be better spent helping the injured and sick.

Millions that would be better spent conducting a proper search and identifying the remains recovered.

Millions that would have not been necessary, had they selected a memorial design that had a little more heart and a little less architectural vision.

Well at least we got a cool new name, logo and website.

Should we have expected anything more?

Put It Above Ground
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