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'Dear 9/11 Family Member': Obama Administration invites 9/11 Families to Event with a Form Letter

3:30 PM, May 5, 2011 • By MARK HEMINGWAY
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For today's big event at Ground Zero celebrating the death of bin Laden, the White House invited a cross-section of 50 9/11 families to participate. The South Florida Sun Sentinel reports that at least one family has declined the invite, in part because they were put off by the fact the White House sent the invitation as a form letter that begins, "Dear 9/11 Family Member." John Vigiano, whose two sons died working for the NYPD and NYFD, describes the invitation as "kind of lame." The White House acknowledges that a "personal touch" did not come across in the invitation.

Watch a local news report on the matter here:


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