9/11 memorial to receive almost as much funding as initial support for 9/11 Commission

The NY Times notes the 9/11 memorial will receive 2.29 million dollars from the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation. Curiously, that's almost as much as the Bush Administration's initial support for the 9/11 investigation, which was $3 million.

The same lies are guiding the memorial: "The money will help support the planning, development and construction of the museum’s primary exhibition, related to the events of 9/11, as told by those who experienced and survived the attacks. The exhibition is to feature audio recordings, oral histories and firsthand accounts. The National September 11 Memorial & Museum, a nonprofit corporation, is responsible for fund-raising and overseeing the design, programming and operations of the memorial section of the World Trade Center site."

I wonder if any of the 118 first responders who witnessed explosions in the towers will be featured?