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PostPosted: Tue Oct 07, 2008 12:44 pm    Post subject: WITH YOUR HELP THERE WILL BE A 9/11 MEMORIAL FOR 9/11/11
From Tue Oct 07, 2008 3:00 am to Fri Nov 21, 2008 1:59 am (included)
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Just last week it was announced that a scaled down version of the 9/11 Memorial would be available for the 10th Anniversary on 9/11/11.

In a perfect example of not releasing all the facts it is now being reported that this scaled down version if available will only be open for about a week and then will be shut down for at least another year. (see articles below)

Just once it would be nice to get an honest and complete update from the Port Authority or the LMDC.

We went through the same thing with the building and fire codes as well as the reporting on the identification of remains.

For years we had to deal will partial releases and at times outright lies from both agencies.

And it appears that it is not going to stop any time soon.

Joe Daniels the President of the of the National September 11th Memorial & Museum is insisting that "it is possible to have the entire Memorial finished by the 10th anniversary, but if we can't get 100%, we'll get as much we possibly can"

This on the same day that Port Authority Executive Director stated that whatever is available on the 10th anniversary would be mostly be shut down for construction for about a year.

It would be nice if they could get on the same page.

The fact of the matter is that there will not be a permanent memorial for the 10th anniversary at least not at Ground Zero.

On July 2, 2008 we sent a letter to Mr. Daniels as well as Mayor Bloomberg and Governor Paterson detailing our plans to build a memorial that would honor all those who died on 9/11 as well as those who responded and those who have died since. (for complete text of the letter click the link below)


We asked for their assistance with this effort $6.5 million facility on Staten Island which will include all of the aspects that 9/11 families had originally asked for at Ground Zero.

It is now 3 months later and we still have not even gotten a response from any of them.

We are moving forward with this effort and plan to raise the remaining $5.5 million from corporate sponsorship and individual donations. We already have commitments of $459,000 from Senators Clinton and Schumer and another $500,000 from State Senator Lanza.

If we break ground early next year we will have the facility complete for the the 10th Anniversary.

Please take a moment to view complete details of the Hearts and Hands 9/11 Memorial.


We are hoping that you will join us to support this effort.

And we promise to keep you updated on our progress on a regular basis.

We also hope that Mr. Davis, Mayor Bloomberg and Governor Paterson will reconsider and work with us to complete this facility which will give family members a place to go not only on September 11, 2011 but every day after to quietly pay their respects to those who died as a result of the attacks on 9/11.

Lest We Forget

Dennis McKeon



Port Authority says 9/11 memorial at Ground Zero will open in 2012


9/11 Memorial To Close For 1 Year After Brief Open

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