Families protest plan for 9/11 remains

NEW YORK - Critics of the plan to eventually place the unidentified remains of 9/11 victims at bedrock in the National September 11 Memorial and Museum gathered Sunday near ground zero to release an informal survey of some victims’ families that showed more than nine-tenths of respondents opposed the proposal.

A group of 17 families sued the city, seeking to require officials to solicit opinions from the relatives of the more than 2,700 victims at the World Trade Center.


The group lost its case but is appealing the decision.

In the meantime, the group conducted an informal poll, using a list of 2,100 victims’ family members and close friends.

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The families involved in the lawsuit say that putting the remains inside the walls of a museum is a desecration, and they object to the site’s being 70 feet below ground.

Some have said they want the remains to be exhibited above ground, outside the museum, in a manner similar to the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery.

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