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Have we already forgotten the victims of 9/11?

By Frederick R. Bedell Jr.

As has been reported lately, a number of monuments dedicated to the heroes and those who died on 9/11, are in disrepair and some have been vandalized. There is much disrepair and decay with these sites.

As a nation we have made a vow to future generations not to forget, but have the victims of 9/11 already been forgotten?

Visitors to Eisenhower Park in East Meadow have found a dirty and tattered flag and graffiti defacing a section of wall plaques honoring 344 county residents murdered on 9/11. In Green Bay, Wisconsin, 9/11 memorial names are illegible due to subpar building materials, like those found in many states around the country. In Brooklyn, the Wall of Remembrance in Coney Island has been attacked by vandals.

This is just a little in what is happening to mar the memories of that day of infamy. I find this totally appalling and a disgrace. I think more must be done to protect these monuments which will keep the memory alive. If not, than the fallen will be forgotten!

Frederick R. Bedell Jr.

Glen Oaks Village

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