Unidentified 9/11 remains moving to Ground Zero museum on May 10

By Susan Edelman New York Post

More than 8,000 remains of unidentified victims of the 9/11 attacks will be moved from a medical examiner’s lab to the new museum at the World Trade Center on May 10, officials revealed.

“This transfer will be conducted in a dignified and respectful manner, while also ensuring the protection and security of the remains during the move,” Deputy Mayor Lilliam Barrios-Paoli told victims’ relatives in an e-mail Saturday.

The National September 11th Memorial & Museum will welcome special guests — including first responders and family members of the victims — from May 15 to May 20. It opens to the general public on May 21.

The “remains repository” — in the basement, 70 feet below ground — will be hidden from public view behind a wall engraved with a quote by Virgil: “No day shall erase you from the memory of time.”

The space will include a medical examiner’s office and a “Reflection Room” available only to the victims’ families.

Retired FDNY Deputy Chief Jim Riches — whose firefighter son, Jimmy, died on 9/11 — and other relatives of victims have opposed keeping the remains at the museum, which will charge admission fees up to $24 for adults.

“It’s like paying to get into a cemetery,” Riches said.

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