Letter: ID of remains should continue

Artifacts from the collection of the National September Artifacts from the collection of the National September 11 Memorial & Museum are displayed at the 9/11 Memorial Preview Site on Vesey Street. Seen here are gloves, pick ax, Ground Zero access badge, American flag pin with St. Anthony medal, and a police helmet with mask that are a gift of Det. David Brink of the NYPD Emergency Service Unit. (July 16, 2012) Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

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As the mother of Kevin N. Colbert, who died on the 89th floor of the South Tower, I do not agree with the proposal to put the unidentified remains of victims of the Twin Towers attack 70 feet beneath the 9/11 museum ["Another side to 9/11 memorial dispute," Letters, Sept. 18].

I agree with the 17 families who are against this. A poll should be taken of all the families that lost loved ones, and the majority of the vote should prevail.

Shortly after the 11th anniversary of the attacks, I received a phone call from the New York City medical examiner's office, saying it had found and positively identified my son's right thumb. There is always a chance that new technology will come along to identify body parts or bone fragments. I want every last little piece to give him a dignified burial.

Susan Ainbinder Hutchins, Long Beach

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