Keep the September 11 Memorial Museum Free of Charge for Everyone
  • Petitioned Mayor Michael Bloomberg

This petition was delivered to:

Mayor Michael Bloomberg
CEO & President, National September 11 Memorial & Museum Foundation
Joseph C. Daniels
Chief of Staff, National September 11 Memorial & Museum Foundation
Allison Blais
Communications Manager, National September 11 Memorial & Museum Foundation
Anthony Guido
VP Communications, National September 11 Memorial & Museum Foundation
Michael Frazier

Keep the September 11 Memorial Museum Free of Charge for Everyone

    1. Laura Timoney
    2. Petition by

      Laura Timoney

      Staten Island, NY

My husband was a police officer with the NYPD for 20 years and retired in 2004. He would never hesitate to risk his life in order to save another. Many of his fellow first responders lost their lives on September 11, 2001.  Every day we are reminded of the loss our community suffered and there is not a family in Staten Island, where we live, that was not affected.  

Our family has been looking forward to the opening of the September 11 Memorial Museum as a place where our community can gather to remember, grieve, and honor our heroes.  But I was very upset to learn that the September 11 Memorial Museum will be charging a $25 fee to visit the museum that will hold artifacts, stories, photos, and videos honoring the victims of 9/11.  Although this fee will not be charged to families of the victims, what about everyone else? My family didn’t directly lose a loved one, but we certainly have grieved for our friends and neighbors. Even if you did not lose a loved one in the attacks, you were affected by that devastating day.

The 9/11 Memorial Museum is really a National Memorial.  You are not charged to visit any other national memorials like the Vietnam Wall, Arlington National Cemetery, or Pearl Harbor.  For our family to visit the memorial, it would cost $100.00.  Schools should have class trips to the Museum to learn about this event in American history and should not be charged.  No one should be charged to visit a national memorial.

That is why I am asking the National September 11 Memorial Museum to ask for donations from visitors and not charge a fee.  Please sign my petition so that all Americans can come together to honor our heroes.

 

 

To:
Mayor Michael Bloomberg
Joseph C. Daniels, CEO & President, National September 11 Memorial & Museum Foundation
Allison Blais, Chief of Staff, National September 11 Memorial & Museum Foundation
Anthony Guido, Communications Manager, National September 11 Memorial & Museum Foundation
Michael Frazier, VP Communications, National September 11 Memorial & Museum Foundation
Keep the Museum Free of Charge for Everyone

Sincerely,
[Your name]

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Reached 75,000 signatures
    2. CBS New York has picked up the story too.

      Laura Timoney
      Petition Organizer

      Push On To Nix Admission Fee For 9/11 Museum

      NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) - There is a grassroots effort under way to make sure there is no admission fee at the 9/11 museum. Back in May, it was announced that there would be an admission fee in the range of $20 to $25.

    3. Reached 12,500 signatures
    4. Yahoo News is on the story for 9/11 fee

      Laura Timoney
      Petition Organizer

      Petition calls for Sept. 11 Museum not to charge entry fee

      People visiting the National September 11 Memorial and Museum will be paying upward of $25 just to get inside - unless Laura Timoney gets her way. Timoney, the wife of a retired NYPD officer from Brooklyn, has started a petition calling on the National September 11 Memorial and Museum, scheduled to open in spring of 2014, to not charge an entry fee.

    5. Museum Salaries in the millions!!!

      Laura Timoney
      Petition Organizer

      ****Since starting the Petition, I have learned salaries for the museum staff total $10.3 million. In 2010, the President & CEO made $378,288. Four other executives received more than $300,000 and seven other exeutives received compensation in excess of $200,000****

      Bloomberg Defends 9/11 Memorial Salaries

      New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg defended the nearly $300,000 in severance paid to a former employee with the National September 11 Memorial & Museum despite criticism from some families touched by the terrorist attacks. "It was a long time ago.

    6. Reached 2,000 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Rachel Nichols WIMAUMA, FL
      • 3 months ago

      This makes sense to me.

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    • Benjamin Hostetler SARASOTA, FL
      • 3 months ago

      Nationally Certified Firefighter, and have been to the site myself, I believe it should be free. Investigate 9/11, do your OWN research!

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    • BONNIE MILLER PENSACOLA, FL
      • 4 months ago

      This is a tribute to our nation! No one should be required to pay to visit this National Museum! This is Disgraceful!

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    • Mary Ann Andruscavage NORTH MIAMI BEACH, FL
      • 4 months ago

      Ask for no-charge to visit our September 11 Memorial.

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    • Gary Phillips RENO, NV
      • 4 months ago

      this really needs to be done kids should be able to walk in and learn about it and families should be able remember it without charge

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