Paul Davenport
March 30, 2011

PHOENIX — Arizona’s Sept. 11 commemorative memorial is again under fire at the State Capitol.

Legislation proposed for consideration by a Senate committee today would require removal of panels bearing 11 inscriptions that a supporter of the measure said are “offensive” and that detract from the memorial’s purpose in honoring those killed and injured in the 2001 terrorist attacks.

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“Instead of it being a true patriotic memorial to dead and wounded, other agendas were … trying to arouse American guilt and other things that many of us believe should not be there,” said Sen. Al Melvin, R-Tucson. “This has been a long-standing problem and I’m proud to be a party of legislators (working) to get his fixed once and for all.”

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