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Saturday, July 16, 2005

Update: Take back the memorial

Here is part of an e-mail I received from Take Back the Memorial. We are doing a good thing here. Join us, me, in helping to preserve a place I used to call home. (Not at the time of the attacks, but earlier.)
Contact: Anthony Gardner 973-216-2623

Major September 11 Family Organizations Challenge America and Its Leaders to Keep the Promise to Never Forget 9/11

Calling on President Bush to intervene, Jack Lynch whose son, Michael F. Lynch died rescuing others in the South Tower on September 11, 2001 remarked, “Mr. President, one of your staff last week stated in response to a reporter’s question that the memorial is a ‘New York issue.’Nothing could be further from the truth; this is an American problem as it was America that was attacked. Saying that the memorial at Ground Zero is a New York problem would be like calling Gettysburg a Pennsylvania problem or Pearl Harbor an Hawaii issue. We expect better of you."

The 14 major family organizations called on President Bush and Congress to come to their aid and honor their promises to ‘Never Forget.’ They asked all American citizens to log on to, sign the petition and call their elected officials and ask them to make the WTC memorial reflect only the history and events of February 26, 1993 and September 11, 2001. They also called on the World Trade Center Memorial Foundation and the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation Boards who both meet later this week to exercise their fiduciary obligation to protect this memorial.

Thank you. You will never know, unless you were there or had lived there, or love America, how much this means to us. It is the right thing to do.