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.
But there are now well over 4,000 signatures on a petition to nix that plan, WCBS 880’s Peter Haskell reported.
“It should not be a matter of whether you can pay a fee or not. They should be able to walk around that memorial and they should be able to walk through that museum,” said Laura Timoney, who launched the petition on change.org.
Her husband is a retired city cop who served for over 20 years and lost many of his colleagues on September 11, 2001.
“It just doesn’t sit right. This is a national memorial,” she told Haskell. “This shouldn’t be a tourist attraction. This should be a place of reverence where you can really pay your respects to the folks that perished that day.”
Under the plan, the 9/11 Memorial would remain free.
Museum officials have declined to comment on the petition.
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