NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg has banned faith leaders from the upcoming 9/11 ceremony

A Pentecostal Perspective
Seeing life through the spirit with Rev. Ken Gurley

Have we already forgotten?
That was the first question that went through my mind after hearing the news that NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg had banned faith leaders from the upcoming 9/11 ceremony. Bloomberg has, over recent years, been decisively indecisive on the role of faith at this tragic site. He defended the display of the 20 foot tall cross standing in the midst of the debris of the Twin Towers. He also defended the right of the building of the mosque near Ground Zero. But, for this pivotal meeting, Bloomberg came up short.

For the tenth anniversary ceremony of this great national tragedy: A gaggle of politicians are welcome; but faith leaders are not. Bloomberg’s office defends this by saying that the focus this year will be on the families of the victims.

9/11 Museum Bigs Cash In
Kids' small donations pay for inflated salaries
January 23, 2011

Schoolchildren thought their penny jars and bake-sale proceeds would go toward building a 9/11 memorial at Ground Zero -- not the six-figure salaries of nonprofit execs. But 11 staffers at the National September 11 Memorial & Museum each pulled down more than $170,000 in total compensation in 2009, according to the most recent filings. Four execs took home more than $320,000.

Foundation President Joseph Daniels, 38, pocketed $371,307 after receiving hefty raises three years in a row -- 28 percent in 2006, when he was promoted from acting president, followed by 12 percent and 6 percent.

Fire-Rescue Plan 9/11 Memorial for Kitsap County, Washington

The hope is to create a site that is "long-lasting and thought-provoking," and to
make it accessible to everyone, Lusk said.

A committee organized by Central Kitsap Fire and Rescue, with the help of Leadership Kitsap volunteers, is working on a 9/11 memorial project. The panel has identified 17 possible locations for the memorial. They hope to find a place for it in Silverdale.

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Flight 93 Passengers, Crew Honored

Public Myths, continued...

PELOSI: "With This Plaque, Memories of the Heroes of Flight 93 Will Remain Etched in the Walls of the U.S. Capitol"

WASHINGTON, Sept. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Speaker Nancy Pelosi delivered
remarks at a ceremony this afternoon in the Capitol to dedicate a plaque for
the heroes of United Airlines Flight 93, which crashed on September 11, 2001.
Below are the Speaker's remarks as prepared:

"Today we gather to unveil a marker of bravery; to remember acts of unmatched
courage; and to recall the men and women of United Airlines Flight 93 - some
of the true heroes of September 11, 2001.

Top 5 Worst 9/11 Memorials‏

Top 5 Worst 9/11 Memorials‏
Aug 14th, 2009 | By Vigilant | Category: Vigilant Reports

9/11 has inspired a myriad of memorials who are scattered all across America. Some of them are of questionable taste, others contain strange occult symbolism while others simply piss people off. Here’s the five most offensive.

9/11 was a terrible tragedy, no matter who made it happen **cough** Rumsfeld **cough cough ** False flag terror ** cough**. Sorry, I don’t usually cough while typing. Since this event was the most terrible terrorist act committed on US soil, it is simply fitting that many memorials appear in honor of those who unjustly lost their lives. Some of them are very touching, inspiring and heartfelt. Others, not so much. Some even make you wonder if they were actually built for the victims or to serve an agenda. The monuments here are controversial, insensitive and slightly offensive…a little like this article. Enjoy.

#5 Boston Memorial

Ocean City Firefighters Memorial

9/11 Firefighters Memorial
Ocean City, Maryland

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Cops: Man Destroys Memorial to Fallen 9/11 Officer

Cops: Man Destroys Memorial to Fallen 9/11 Officer
NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Officials say a Turkish-born Muslim faces criminal mischief and disorderly conduct charges after he allegedly defaced a memorial in Queens that honored a fallen 9/11 NYPD officer.

The Queens DA says 26-year-old Adnan Emre of Long Island City tore off a cross on a portion of the memorial last night and shouted ``This is political!''

The memorial features a picture of Paul Talty, a 40-year-old officer who rushed to the World Trade Center's south tower as it fell. It also includes the cross, a plaque and crossed American and Irish flags.

The memorial is attached to a light post at 50th Avenue and Vernon Boulevard in Long Island City, and is maintained by Talty's family.

Authorities say an MTA booth clerk apparently witnessed the alleged act, and contacted police.

If convicted, Emre faces a maximum penalty of a year in jail and a $1,000 fine.

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