Here and here I vehemently protested when the International Freedom Center, planned to be housed near the 9/11 memorial at Ground Zero, handed primary responsibility for its programs to a number of universities. I noted that “higher educators are no longer able to ensure the integrity of curricula and debate on their own campuses–most egregiously so when the subject is this nation and terrorist attacks against it.”
In the wake of the outcry against the prospect of having the IFC be manipulated by the far left for America-bashing, Gov. George Pataki kicked the museum off the site of the World Trade Center.
Word has it now that the Governor and Mayor Michael Bloomberg may be eliminating the 9/11 museum altogether or drastically reducing it. I agree with Adam Brodsky that this nation”needs a musem that will carry the true lessons of 9/11 to future generations.”
In the words of Debra Burlingame, whose brother was killed on the plane that hit the Pentagon: “The memorial will commemorate these people, but it won’t tell what happened to them.” If this story is not told,” she warns, “others will fill in the blanks.”