Three Republican Congressman in a June 30 letter say they want LMDC to come up with a more suitable plan for the Freedom Center by the time Congress returns from recess on July 11 or they will seek legislation.
What troubles us is the suggestion that Ground Zero is an appropriate place to host exhibits outside the scope of a September 11th memorial. As an example, veterans of World War II deserve our highest thanks; they deserve a memorial, indeed, a series of memorials, to the incredible struggle they waged on behalf of civilization. It would not make sense to site such a memorial at Gettysburg or Bull Run. Just as we would not place a World War II memorial at those locations, the IFC should not be a platform to expound issues and positions outside the direct scope of the events of September 11th.
Vito J. Fossella
John E. Sweeney
Peter T. King