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Wisconsin Golf Course Apologizes For "9/11" Special

We all let Memorial Day become about mattress specials and getting hammered, instead of honoring fallen Americans.  And we should all be ashamed.  So we are NOT about to do that to 9/11.

 

On Monday, Tumbledown Trails golf course in Verona, Wisconsin published ads for a SEPTEMBER 11TH SPECIAL . . . nine holes of golf for $9.11, or 18 holes with a golf cart for only 19.11.

 

But the ad got passed around on social media, and Tumbledown Trails got the BACKLASH you'd expect for EXPLOITING 9/11.

 

They say their goal was to remind people of the significance of the day.

 

So they apologized, canceled the special and the ads, and said they'd donate any profits today to a 9/11 memorial fund.

 

(Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)



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09/11/2013 8:07AM
Wisconsin Golf Course Apologizes For "9/11" Special
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09/11/2013 1:14PM
9/11 Special at Golf Course
I don't see the problem. The more years pass after this tragedy the more people will forget. If some kid sees a 9/11 special and it starts a conversation about the loss of lives that day - isn't it a good thing? Lest we forget - no matter howwe are reminded.
09/11/2013 1:34PM
9/11 "special"
Instead of calling it a special, perhaps they should have said, "To commemorate the 9/11 tragedy, we are offering golfer s this price on the anniversary date" or like some businesses are doing, offer something free to military vets, police and firefighters.
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