7/28/13, "Iconic Ground Zero photo was nearly excluded from museum for being too 'rah-rah' American," NY Post, Melissa Klein
"This iconic picture of firefighters raising the stars and stripes in
the rubble of Ground Zero was nearly excluded from the 9/11 Memorial
Museum — because it was “rah-rah” American, a new book says.
Shulan, the museum’s creative director, was among staffers who
considered the Tom Franklin photograph too kitschy and “rah-rah
America,” according to “Battle for Ground Zero” (St. Martin’s Press) by
Elizabeth Greenspan, out next month.
“I really believe that the
way America will look best, the way we can really do best, is to not be
Americans so vigilantly and so vehemently,” Shulan said."...image 2001, by ap, "Iconic Ground Zero image was seen as too “vehemently” American by some 9/11 Museum staffers," NY Post caption