Families of 9/11 victims upset over plans for unidentified remains
Some families of 9/11 victims gathered for a protest this past weekend, outraged over plans to place more than 9,000 unidentified human remains on display underground at the 9/11 memorial.
Yonkers resident Jim McCaffrey lost his brother-in-law, FDNY Battalion Chief Orio Palmer, and he says it should be up to the families, not the city, to determine the final resting place of their loved ones.
Norman Siegel, an attorney representing some of the 9/11 widows and families, said relatives want the remains placed in a "respectful and accessible location," suggesting something similar to the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery.
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's office says numerous talks were held with relatives of 9/11 victims about the placement of the unidentified remains.