9/11 MEMORIAL 'FACES' A FLAP
March 24, 2004 -- Many unhappy families of World Trade Center victims are refusing to participate in Staten Island's 9/11 memorial after hearing that some preliminary sketches of the victims don't look like their loved ones.
The $2 million waterfront memorial, entitled "Postcards," will be covered with 9-by-11-inch tablets featuring facial profiles of Staten Island's 268 victims etched in granite.
To create the initial paper and pencil sketches, families have been asked to submit pictures of the victims by April 1. But about 15 families have said the sketches are inaccurate or unflattering, said Dennis McKeon, who runs St. Clare's WTC Outreach Committee, a group that includes most Staten Island victims' families.