Letter: ID of remains should continue
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