This is a little creepy. The NY Times reports that a store near the former WTC, whose wares became coated with dust from the fallen towers, got transformed into a kind of shrine by visitors, tourists and even rescue workers.
The “shrine” has now been put on permanent display at the NY Historical Society. The exhibit items were placed by people in hazmat suits because the dust is toxic, and some of it might contain human remains.
Am I the only one who thinks this is an obsession bordering on the sick? (Not this one memorial particularly, but rather our apparent national fixation on 11 September, complete with flags and “We will never forget”.) Or is this more in keeping with the USS Arizona Memorial?
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