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    Quote Originally Posted by ralph wiggum View Post
    Well, capitalism is alive and well. Wish that some of the profits had gone into victims' funds.
    I got pissed off and put the paper in the trash...but I'm sure some type of donation was made and they did spend a ton of dough on the memorial. There was also a 5 am-ish parade down the strip due to our time zone...

    When he moved to Las Vegas in 2004, Vehlies made a habit of visiting the tribute wall in front of the New York-New York on the Strip. He would scan the granite display, reading messages left as tribute in front of the hotel in the days after 9/11, searching for names he knew. He found several.

    It was not lost on him that he -- a native New Yorker and volunteer firefighter who was across the street from the World Trade Center on the day that terrorists attacked the United States -- visited a themed casino seeking a connection to his friends and his home.

    But, to him, the harbor with its tugboat, Statue of Liberty replica and permanent 9/11 display, represented a little piece of New York.

    "It's good that it's there. It's something that's needed," Vehlies says. "I think New York-New York did the right thing by keeping it there."
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    The more I read online, it seems the the memorial has helped many during the grievng process.
    Last edited by RobJohnson; 09-13-2011 at 01:04 PM.
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