Hero New Jersey Mayor Remembers 9/11 With Memorial To Himself
The victims of 9/11, man, they are the ones who always get their names on the plaques and monuments and things remembering 9/11. How is that fair? There are some other people too, you know, some politician people, who are doing the important work of building 9/11 monuments. Maybe a 9/11 monument could share some of the attention withthose people just for once? Small town New Jersey mayor Samir Elbassiouny went to the trouble of having a fancy granite memorial made up for the community's 10-year 9/11 remembrance ceremony, so what's the big deal if he puts his and some other town politicians' names he likes on it? His air-tight rationale: "If I write a proclamation honoring someone, I sign my name to it."
From NBC New York:
The marker sat next to a piece of steel from the World Trade Center, and while it acknowledged the 10th anniversary of the attack, the only names listed were the mayor and the town's committee members and administrator.
Mayor Samir Elbassiouny, whose name was on the stone, said it was just a small part of the main memorial.
"If I offended anyone, I apologize," said Elbassiouny.
No one from the Warren County town died in the attack.
The mayor promised the granite marker will be put back next to the piece of steel with an overlay to cover the politicians' names. The message will honor those who died and note that the people of the township will never forget.
Rudy Giuliani on the other hand is probably laughing his ass off, because he gets away with this kind of thing every day. Amateurs! [NBC New York]