It was never going to be easy and as the controversary mounts it’s easy to think perhaps it should have been done another way.
The decision to inter the unidentified remains of 1,115 people killed during the 9/11 attack in the 9/11 memorial and museum is fraught.
There is a good argument for having everything together; the memorial, the museum and the unidentified remains, but it is so hard for the families affected.
Is the memorial and museum also in effect a cemetary? Because if it is different rules would noramlly apply.
As it is, not only families are upset but also visitors to the museum who see gifts for sale in the museum that don’t seem fitting in such a solemn place.
It’s clear the 9/11 atrocity remains such a huge and awful event for everyone involved that’s there’s almost no way to get it right. Go and stand by the memorial. It’s quiet peace and majesty transcends all strife and that makes us understand what is important above all else: peace and acceptance as much as is possible between everyone to avoid such a terrible event in the future.