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05-20-2014 12:17 PM
Liesje
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I was talking about what they chose to sell, not the concept.

Choosing to support the museum or wanting to pay respects and remember what happened is fine-- but I wonder who would happily wear a Twin Tower tie.

Or choose to eat cookies on a plate with the design of a building from which people chose to jump to their deaths rather than burn alive.

Hey, to each his or her own, but I would rather eat my cookies on something else.
I agree, but considering how many people wear confederate flags, I'm unfortunately not surprised that stuff sells.
05-20-2014 12:09 PM
huntergreen as stated, they have to find ways to support the museum. people can vote with their dollars as to whether the sale items are tasteless or not.
05-20-2014 11:26 AM
wyoung2153
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There is a gift shop at the Oklahoma city bombing memorial......this is not a new concept....

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I don't think people (myself included) meant new as in concept.. more that this attack is still so fresh for our nation.

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05-20-2014 11:25 AM
wyoung2153
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Originally Posted by Sunflowers View Post
I was talking about what they chose to sell, not the concept.

Choosing to support the museum or wanting to pay respects and remember what happened is fine-- but I wonder who would happily wear a Twin Tower tie.

Or choose to eat cookies on a plate with the design of a building from which people chose to jump to their deaths rather than burn alive.

Hey, to each his or her own, but I would rather eat my cookies on something else.
Aha! Then I can say those are tasteless. I thought you meant as a whole. There are certain things that just should not be created as memorabilia.. ties, plates, etc.. yeah.. a little odd in my opinion. But who knows.. maybe people asked for things like that.. *shrugg*

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05-20-2014 10:38 AM
Sunflowers I was talking about what they chose to sell, not the concept.

Choosing to support the museum or wanting to pay respects and remember what happened is fine-- but I wonder who would happily wear a Twin Tower tie.

Or choose to eat cookies on a plate with the design of a building from which people chose to jump to their deaths rather than burn alive.

Hey, to each his or her own, but I would rather eat my cookies on something else.
05-20-2014 10:36 AM
nktigger99 There is a gift shop at the Oklahoma city bombing memorial......this is not a new concept....

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05-20-2014 10:25 AM
Liesje It's nothing new either. I was in NYC at Ground Zero about 3 weeks after it happened (I was there volunteering with the Red Cross but was not able to work the recovery at Ground Zero because I was not 18). When we were down there the general mood was very somber and quiet, but there were all these stands that had popped up selling NYC, NYPD, FDNY memorabilia, right next to bulletin boards with hundreds of photos and pleas from family members waiting for loved ones. There were people trying to sell "tours" of Ground Zero saying they knew how to sneak you in. This stuff started immediately after 9/11, it didn't take a museum.
05-20-2014 10:05 AM
wyoung2153 My opinion, for what it's worth, is this: I don't think the location of the store is appropriate. There are people that use material things to grieve and help remember. I mean take a look at all the breast cancer awareness "souvenirs" if you will. (just an example) there are SO many out there.

There are a lot of people that want to support and remember that dreadful day and often times that's with material things, shirts, mugs, bottles, etc. Now I think some went a little too far, ties and scarves? really? serving trays? come on.. but the idea isn't any different than anything else that sells souvenirs for anything else.

Like I said, the location to me is a little more inappropriate than the actual idea of a shop selling memorabilia. I think, like others said, it's only "offensive" because it's so fresh in our history.. plus it says that the proceeds go to sustaining the memorial itself.
05-20-2014 09:43 AM
scarfish
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Im with liesje on this one. Theres gift shops at war memorials or battle field memorials like Pearl Harbor and that kind of thing. People died there too. Lots of times those procedes go to pay for upkeep and that kind of thing. Being mad at that is imo really misplaced energy.
exactly, a souvenir shop that all the proceeds help pay to run the museum, why not? people are getting crazy these days. absolutely nuts.
05-20-2014 09:21 AM
Baillif Im with liesje on this one. Theres gift shops at war memorials or battle field memorials like Pearl Harbor and that kind of thing. People died there too. Lots of times those procedes go to pay for upkeep and that kind of thing. Being mad at that is imo really misplaced energy.
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