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9/11 gift shop items called 'disrespectful'

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NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) - When the National September 11 Memorial Museum opens to the public later this week, visitors will have the chance to purchase items from the gift shop.

The money raised will help pay for the privately owned museum's operation. While defraying costs by selling items is not unusual, the type of items being sold is.

Some victims' family members say they are insulted by the disrespectful and distasteful items placed on hallowed grounds.

Those items range from caps, shirts, coats and other clothing with '9/11' emblazoned across the front. Even dog vests are for sale.

The museum representatives says the items were chosen carefully and respectfully.

The steel and glass museum which opens to the public on Wednesday holds heart-wrenching artifacts, including mangled World Trade Center steel and personal mementos from the tragic day.

A dedication ceremony was held last week in the cavernous room inside the museum known as Foundation Hall.





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