On the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks it is unfortunate that the planned museum in New York City has not opened. Apparently the governors of New York and New Jersey who ultimately oversee the New York Port Authority, owner of the destroyed twin towers and now a memorial site, are at odds with New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Bloomberg raised $450 million as leader of the National September 11 Memorial and Museum foundation.
The Port Authority wants more say over the 9/11 Memorial site. The Port Authority’s proposal is for an oversight group that includes representatives for the governors, the city and victims’ families that would monitor the foundation, including its finances, according to the Wall Street Journal.
Bloomberg, of course, is not giving up an inch. This year, understandably, no politicians were invited to participate in the 9/11 ceremonies. The best idea we’ve heard is for the National Park Service to take over the memorial and the museum. It is not just a memorial for New York City or the Port Authority; it is a memorial for America.