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9/11 Memorial Charging $2 Fee For Online, Phone Reservations

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"It's like charging to visit a cemetery."

That's the complaint of some family members of victims of the Sept. 11th attacks after the World Trade Center Memorial Foundation began charging a service fee to reserve tickets for the memorial in New York City.

People are being charged a $2 service fee to reserve passes to the National September 11 Memorial online or by phone.

There is still no charge for admission, and there is also no charge for same-day passes, distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.

Family members of some 9/11 victims say the fee violates the memorial's mission.

The memorial president's says the fee is necessary to help support its operations.

Fox did reach out to the memorial but did not hear back before airing this report.

The memorial foundation CEO told the New York Post that, like similar institutions, the service fee is to help support the operational needs of the memorial.

Fox's Andrea Grymes breaks it all down in this video report.

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