Families of those killed in the 9/11 attacks say they are offended over the 9/11 Museum being given an award at Disneyland.

The newly opened museum was given the award of “Extraordinary Cultural Achievement" Saturday by The Themed Entertainment Association in a gala that was held at the California resort. 

A museum rep was scheduled to be in attendance to accept the award. At the same event, the trade group also gave an award to a Harry Potter attraction at Universal Studios in Florida.

But the victims' families argue that the award makes a mockery of the sacred site and question the ethics of museum officials. 

The New York Post reported:

Sally and Al Regenhard, whose firefighter son Christian was killed on 9/11, said the award bolsters their opposition to the museum storing victims’ unidentified body parts.

“What more evidence do the grieving 9/11 families need that their loved one’s precious remains are being desecrated in a freak show at Ground Zero?” they said in a statement. “This award just shows the 9/11 Museum heads have a moral compass that points to money rather than ethics.”

The admission-charging museum boasts about the award on its website, noting the THEA judges found it “conveys its important story with eloquence and emotional power while allowing for thoughtful reflection, learning, and tribute by every visitor.”


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