The National Park Service operates many historic, memorial, battlefield, and cemetery sites - not just what we consider parks.
Civil War sites, such as Gettysburg, Yorktown, and Vicksburg.
Korean War Memorial, Vietnam Veterans Memorial.
Disaster sites, such as the Johnstown Flood National Memorial.
Several sites in NYC - Grant's Tomb, Federal Hall, Hamilton Grange.
The WTC memorial was given the name National September 11 Memorial and Museum.
Is it so much of an insult to be a fundraising arm? I think it's honorable work.Quote:
But Debra Burlingame, co-founder of 9/11 Families for a Safe & Strong America, said a takeover would be an insult to the foundation, which raised $450 million for the memorial.
If anyone should be insulted, it's the people who gave money to this organization.
Maybe that's true, but she needs to explain why. Just saying it doesn't make sense doesn't make it true.Quote:
“For the Park Service to come in now doesn’t make sense,” said Burlingame, a foundation board member whose brother was the pilot aboard the jet that struck the Pentagon.