Despite having received over $300 million in tax-funded grants and $400 million in private donations, the National September 11 Memorial and Museum will now be charging visitors a $2 service fee to enter the museum. The fee, which went into effect last month, is not sitting well with the family members of some of the victims, who feel that the charge (applied to online and phone ticket purchases) violates the mission behind the memorial. Commercialization or funding gap? Some say they are happy to pay to support museum operations while others believe the foundation is making money off the very lives they are supposed to be honoring.
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