Today’s discussion – how to handle human remains from 9/11. What do you think?

Today is the third and final roundtable the Times is running in conjunction with Sunday’s article about the making of the Sept. 11 museum, and it deals with the question of how to handle the unidentified human remains when there are such deep disagreements among the families of survivors. The panel includes Chip Colwell-Chanthaphonh, curator of anthropology at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science and an expert on the repatriation of Native American skeletal remains, who has consulted with some of the 9/11 families who oppose the museum’s plan; Thomas Lynch, a funeral director in Milford, Mich., and the author of several essay and poetry collections, including “The Undertaking: Life Studies From the Dismal Trade;” Charles G. Wolf, whose wife, Katherine, was killed at the World Trade Center, was a member of the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation’s Families Advisory Council and participated in the conversation series sponsored by the Sept. 11 museum during the planning stages; and Patrick White, president of Families of Flight 93, which crashed in Shanksville, Pa. His cousin, Louis J. Nacke II, died on board that day.

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