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There are times when regardless of the possible consequences you have to take a stand if you don’t you can’t look yourself in the mirror. I hope those who find this offensive will remember it is an opinion they are entitled to theirs. There are problems with the 911 memorial all due to an overly politically correct mindset which is dominating our political landscape. Well I know they (the directors of the memorial and museum) have nothing but the best intentions but in my opinion they are doing the fire service, the law enforcement community, the United States military and most importantly the citizens of this nation a disservice. Hope you find this fair and more importantly correct. http://www.fireengineering.com/index/articles/display/5114054082/ar...

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Comment by Michael Bricault (ret) on December 20, 2010 at 11:42am

-The leadership of this country and many of its citizens not only have short term memories but have lost their stomach for standing up and fighting for the right thing in favor of taking the easy way out.  Spinelessness and a no confrontation attitude leads down the road of lest resistance.

-The internationally recognized criminal perpetrators of the September 11th tragedies; i.e. the blood sucking mother f@#$ing murderous bastards that committed murder of our countrymen on our soil deserve nothing but our enmity and eternal contempt and their memory should be nowhere near shrines or memorials dedicated to the innocent blood that was spilled.  And He said, What hast thou done? the voice of thy brother's blood crieth unto Me from the ground. Gen. 4:10

-Any memorial or shrine for 9-11 should call to mind the words of President Lincoln, "I feel how weak and fruitless must be any word of mine which should attempt to beguile you from the grief of a loss so overwhelming. But I cannot refrain from tendering you the consolation that may be found in the thanks of the Republic they died to save. I pray that our Heavenly Father may assuage the anguish of your bereavement, and leave you only the cherished memory of the loved and lost, and the solemn pride that must be yours to have laid so costly a sacrifice upon the altar of freedom.

Yours, very sincerely and respectfully,

A. Lincoln"

Comment by Art "Chief Reason" Goodrich on December 20, 2010 at 11:00am

The terrorists have no place anywhere near that memorial. They can go elsewhere. That is an outrage and should not be allowed.

I agree that you should not have to go to a kiosk and punch up "data" to get to your loved one.

The names that will rim the reflective pools should be in alphabetical order by last name. That is the way the world works.

Any remains should not be buried in the memorial. That sounds absolutely PT Barnum-ish. They need to go into a tomb of their own and properly honored.

I can not fathom how after nine years, the committee couldn't get it right. My guess is that they listened to too many who were trying to do "what's right".

Tom; I am sorry that you lost your son on that day.

Comment by Bobby Halton on December 19, 2010 at 4:59pm

Tom, first my deepest condolences on your loss, We need to correct this before it is too late. I will continue to do all I can, you have my word.

Bobby

Comment by Thomas P. Cullen, Jr. on December 19, 2010 at 4:10pm

I lost my son, Firefighter Thomas P.Cullen III of Squad 41 FDNY, that day. As he entered the South Tower he walked thru a river of debris and human remains. He continued going in because he was a Firefighter and he was doing his job. That he was a firefighter defines what he and his 342 brothers were doing there that day. He was not a nameless face sitting at a desk or talking to a coworker and suddenly being knocked out of the building to their death, not knowing what happened. These Firefighters, Police Officers and other responders KNEW exactly what was going and still they went in and up to save those that could be saved. That is why it is such an outrage that they are being lumped into a river of faces etc. If I had my way he wouldn't even be in that memorial because it is disgrace to this country and an insult to those respoders who were murdered that day.

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