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    Re: Should the 9/11 Museum Sell Gifts?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    Gift store website*

    http://www.911memorial.org/catalog



    One questionable item, retails for $19.95
    If he had a scorched femur in his mouth, was pooping out NYFD fireman helmets and had firecrackers under his little orange vest that might be offensive.

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    Re: Should the 9/11 Museum Sell Gifts?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    As some of you know the 9/11 museum recently opened. As expected some sort of controversy has arisen. The controversy is that should the 9/11 Museum sell gifts? In your opinoin should the 9/11 museum sell gifts?

    Here is a report done on the subject: September 11 Memorial Museum opens in New York to the public, with mixed feelings over its gift shop
    IMO, it's disrespectful to sell knick knacks at any memorial.

    Why not set up concession stands at the Vietnam Veterans memorial if they're going to do that?

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    Re: Should the 9/11 Museum Sell Gifts?

    Good thing Fagan showed his face. Now my post doesn't seem as bad.

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    Re: Should the 9/11 Museum Sell Gifts?

    Quote Originally Posted by SayMyName View Post
    I voted yes. Hell, why not. They sell rubber crown of thorns in Old Town Jerusalem, why not a fake Saudi passport with your own mug photographed inside to take home and show everyone back in Tennessee. The possibilities are endless.

    It's approaching twenty years now. Let's not turn this into another Pearl Harbor that everyone has to have a tall tale about to bore the dickens out of their grandchildren. The shrine worship, the mesmerization with the death cult, and hero fabrication and fascination that has so engrossed many segments of our country is becoming as horrible as the event itself.
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    Re: Should the 9/11 Museum Sell Gifts?

    Auschwitz museum sells memorabilia, which is kind of creepy....but the $ go for the concept of "lest we forget" and battling holocaust deniers etc. I'm OK with that. When I was there the locals said the museum and state run site were well financed by voluntary visitor donations. However, that was in the late 80's
    ""You know, when we sell to other countries, even if they're allies -- you never know about an ally. An ally can turn."
    Donald Trump, 11/23/17

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    Re: Should the 9/11 Museum Sell Gifts?

    Museums do rely on patrons and donations and grants, but the initiatives need not be tacky. The museum gift shops I've visited haven't been kitschy at all. And this museum is special because of the unidentified remains. Hallowed ground.

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    Re: Should the 9/11 Museum Sell Gifts?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    If the items are kept respectful and the proceeds go towards the maintaining of the museum (it's not cheap kids) then I'm relatively ok with it.

    The kind of items available matter more than the existence of the gifts.

    If you're doing an exploded tower snow globe then we have trouble.
    Bad, but pretty funny.

    I bet there's something like that on the internet somewhere.

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    Re: Should the 9/11 Museum Sell Gifts?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    ... Tell us what you really think though.
    It's amazing what you can think of posting after a few beers in the Orient and thinking you are being watched night and day anyhow. *wink*

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    Re: Should the 9/11 Museum Sell Gifts?

    Quote Originally Posted by AJiveMan View Post
    IMO, it's disrespectful to sell knick knacks at any memorial.

    Why not set up concession stands at the Vietnam Veterans memorial if they're going to do that?
    Because it requires very little maintenance, receives donations from visitors and organizations, and it has volunteers who mostly care for it and assist visitors?
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