The nonprofit 9/11 Memorial foundation is looking to charge people who want to visit the memorial and museum at the site of the World Trade Center attacks in Lower Manhattan.
The organization will charge $2 per ticket for all advance reservations made online or by phone.
The New York Post reports (http://bit.ly/15gfSmz) that officials quietly rolled out the fee for visiting the site on March 1 to the outrage of some 9/11 victims’ families.
“They’re making money off the people that died. It’s disgusting,” said Jim Riches, a retired FDNY deputy chief who lost his firefighter son, Jimmy, on 9/11.
Read additional details on the situation at http://bit.ly/15gfSmz.
For more on the embattled legacy of Ground Zero, consider Firefighters Organization Urges Placement of Permanent Flags at Ground Zero and Letter to the Editor: 9/11 Memorial/Museum a Permanent Affront.