The 9/11 Museum Sells NYFD Vests for Dogs?

The 9/11 Museum Sells NYFD Vests for Dogs? May 20, 2014

In New York, the 9/11 museum offers a place to reflect on the horrors that happened there.  The New York Post reports that the gift shop has been offending survivors and their families:

The 9/11 museum’s cavernous boutique offers a vast array of souvenir goods. For example: FDNY, NYPD and Port Authority Police T-shirts ($22) and caps ($19.95); earrings molded from leaves and blossoms of downtown trees ($20 to $68); cop and firefighter charms by Pandora and other jewelers ($65); “United We Stand” blankets.

There are bracelets, bowls, buttons, mugs, mousepads, magnets, key chains, flags, pins, stuffed animals, toy firetrucks, cellphone cases, tote bags, books and DVDs.

You can pick up an assortment of oak leaf jewelry at the 9/11 museum gift shop.Photo: Sue Edelman

Even FDNY vests for dogs come in all sizes.

After paying $24 admission for adults, $18 for seniors and students, and $15 for kids 7 to 17, visitors can shop till they drop.

“To me, it’s the crassest, most insensitive thing to have a commercial enterprise at the place where my son died,” Diane Horning said.

She and husband Kurt never recovered the remains of their son Matthew, 26, a database administrator for Marsh & McLennan and aspiring guitarist.

About 8,000 unidentified body parts are now stored out of sight in a “remains repository” at the museum’s underground home.

“Here is essentially our tomb of the unknown. To sell baubles I find quite shocking and repugnant,” said Horning, who also objects to the museum cafe.

“I think it’s a money-making venture to support inflated salaries, and they’re willing to do it over my son’s dead body.”

I can’t imagine how hard this is for the families of the victims.  But I have to guess seeing dog vests sold as 9/11 memorabilia has got to make their pain so much worse.

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  • Bryan

    this museum is amazing
    thank you for all you post on your blog
    Bristol 🙂
    take care

  • guest

    You really have an issue with dogs don’t you? While there is a debatable issue about whether there should be a gift ship at the museum, your focus on the dog vests is inane. Aside from the fact that the vests honor the NYFD, dogs were an integral part of the 911 aftermath. They risked their lives and worked harder in each single hour than you have worked in your entire life.

  • guest

    I want to thank you for posting the picture of you wearing a self-satisfied grin while posing in a shirt suggesting the United States of America died in 2009. While it is true that your mother and the tea party have done a lot of damage and held back our recovery from the harm done by George W. Bush, the United States is still alive and on its way to a strong come back.

    Posting it around Memorial Day was expert timing, since it sends the message that the soldiers we lost all died in vain! Great work!

    The reason I am thanking you is that up until recently I was concerned that you were something of an innocent victim when it came to the hate propaganda being posted on this blog. I considered the possibility that you had not idea what was being posted in your name. Now you have made it clear that you are every bit as hateful and ignorant as your mother.

  • Rachel Hampton

    Hey Bristol, your mother’s latest tweet shows what an immature, bratty little kunt she is. Pass that along mmmk.

    • K.R.S.D.

      WOW…These posts make you appear so classy and educated! Do you honestly think ANY ONE will take you seriously when you speak with language that makes you sound like vile, disgusting gutter trash, filth?

      Whether Republican/Conservative, Liberal, Independent, or any Political Party for that matter, NO ONE is going to listen, much less take seriously, someone, such as yourself, who is themselves so clearly “miserable, hateful, and bitter”?

      You are so obviously well spoken, mature, and well educated on the subject of politics, as well as an expert on who and what Sarah and Bristol Palin stand for, that everyone is going to jump on your “bandwagon”…

      Yes, you are clearly a much classier “lady” than both, or either, Bristol and Mrs. Palin. I’m quite sure that the other left wing extremist liberals are ever so proud that they have someone like you on their “side” and as a member of their Political Party! Keep up the good work and the well written posts! You are the PERFECT example of how a Liberal thinks and what a Liberal sounds like that surely everyone will want to be a part of who you are and what you stand for!

      B.T.W.; If you are going to spew your garbage, at the very least, correctly spell your filthy language…Again, you are so obviously well educated, have such a classy manner about yourself, and are such a well spoken and well written individual, one would assume that, at the very least, you would be able to correctly spell the word you are so obviously familiar with, the word that you toss it about with such ease, the word “_UNT”…starts with the letter C, NOT the letter K…

  • Rachel Hampton

    She wants the Obamas to mention her name and they wouldn’t give the miserable, hateful, bitter old kunt the time of day. Pass that along to her too Bristol, Mmmk.

  • Rachel Hampton

    Martin Bashir got fired for telling the truth. Someone needs to take a dump in her disgusting, vile mouth to shut her up.

    • Richard Smit

      No he got fired for spreading hate toward Sarah Palin like you liberals always do!