9/11 Memorial Museum's gift shop sparks outrage with some families

9/11 Memorial Museum's gift shop sparks outrage with some families

9/11 Memorial Museum's gift shop sparks outrage with some families

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by Kristen Hamill, CNN

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Posted on May 20, 2014 at 5:00 PM

(CNN) -- A gift shop set to open to the public on Wednesday at the 9/11 Memorial Museum has sparked controversy among some victims' families.

Among the items sold: hats emblazoned with the FDNY symbol, search and rescue stuffed-dog animals and a slew of books relating to the attack and building of the memorial.

Organizers of the museum acknowledge that the cost of operation, about $65 million yearly, will require the support of revenue generated from the gift shop, and the museum's admission fees, with $24 for an adult. It will also help maintain the free admission to the museum's outside memorial.

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