NYT: U.S. Gov. Should Provide Funding for 9/11 Memorial

NYT: U.S. Gov. Should Provide Funding for 9/11 Memorial

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The federal government should provide continued funding to the 9/11 Memorial “to help keep it maintained and operating in the years ahead,” according to an editorial published in today’s “The New York Times.”

Sen. Daniel Inouye (D-Hawaii) introduced legislation that would help cover a third of the operating costs. The article opined the bill a “sound solution.”

“In making a plea for Congressional aid for the 9/11 Memorial, Senator Inouye restates an important reality: Sept. 11 brought ‘the most horrific attack on America since the bombings of Pearl Harbor,’” the editorial said, adding “as a national memorial, this deserves continuing federal support.”

By Sarah Lippman, Communications Manager for the 9/11 Memorial