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Virginia country club apologizes for 9/11-themed menu including ‘2977’ chowder & ‘freedom flounder’

A country club in rural Virginia has been slammed for planning a seafood menu with a 9/11 theme to commemorate the 21st anniversary of the deadliest terrorist attack on US soil.

On Tuesday night, George White, the manager of The Clubhouse restaurant at Aquia Harbour, in Stafford, posted a flyer for the ‘Patriot Day 2022’ menu. 

The shocking menu included somber items like the $18 ‘Freedom Flounder,’ ‘9-11 Oysters,’ ‘First Responder Flatbread’ and the ‘2977 Chowder’ – in reference to the number of victims who died in the attacks. And for dessert, it offered a slice of chocolate silk ‘Pentagon Pie’.

But after swift backlash on social media where users called it appalling, White removed the post and apologized. 

‘Hopefully they’ll be properly shamed for this,’ wrote one outraged twitter user after the themed menu went live.

Another user noted that Stafford, where the restaurant is located, is a community filled with service members and veterans. 

 

The shocking menu advertised by The Clubhouse at the Aquia Harbour country club included somber items like the $18 'Freedom Flounder,' '9-11 Oysters,' 'First Responder Flatbread' and the '2977 Chowder' - in reference to the number of victims who died in the attacks

The shocking menu advertised by The Clubhouse at the Aquia Harbour country club included somber items like the $18 ‘Freedom Flounder,’ ‘9-11 Oysters,’ ‘First Responder Flatbread’ and the ‘2977 Chowder’ – in reference to the number of victims who died in the attacks

The Aquia Harbour country club in Stafford, Virginia, where annual fees run residents thousands of dollars for use of the facilities

The Aquia Harbour country club in Stafford, Virginia, where annual fees run residents thousands of dollars for use of the facilities

 

George White, the manager of The Clubhouse restaurant at Aquia Harbour, has since apologized in a private community Facebook page, and has deleted the poster

George White, the manager of The Clubhouse restaurant at Aquia Harbour, has since apologized in a private community Facebook page, and has deleted the poster 

 

George White, the manager at the Clubhouse at Aquia Harbour, who dreamed up the 9/11 menu. He has since apologized and changed Sunday's menu

George White, the manager at the Clubhouse at Aquia Harbour, who dreamed up the 9/11 menu. He has since apologized and changed Sunday’s menu

White swiftly removed the advert for the menu, and apologized on a community Facebook page. 

‘I apologize for those I offended with the 9/11 seafood Sunday post. My intention was to bring attention to that horrific day 21 years ago. To honor those who lost so much as well those who gave everything that day,’ he wrote.  

Surely that was his intention with the ‘Remember-tini,’ a fruity, key lime rum cream concoction topped with whipped cream. It has been 21 years since the attack – if 9/11 were a person, it could legally order the drink at the bar.

White added that the restaurant would choose a new theme to commemorate the day.  

The Golf Club in the suburban community into $1,035 for an annual membership for a family, in addition to regular community dues of $1,620 per year, and a community initiation fee of $2,500.

It is located 45 miles outside Washington, D.C. and describes itself as a ‘delightful country setting’ with a waterway that leads into the Chesapeake Bay.

To use the pool, marina, and stables in the community runs residents extra hundreds of dollars annually. 

DailyMail.com has contacted White with a request for comment. 

 

Sunday will mark the 21st anniversary of the 9/11 terror attack. On Wednesday, the Tribute in Light was tested next to the One World Trade Center in lower Manhattan

Sunday will mark the 21st anniversary of the 9/11 terror attack. On Wednesday, the Tribute in Light was tested next to the One World Trade Center in lower Manhattan 

September 11, 2001 was the deadliest terror attack in US history. 

Two planes hijacked by Al-Qaeda terrorists flew into the World Trade Center killing 2,977 victims.

Two additional planes respectively crashed into the Pentagon just outside of Washington, D.C., and into a field in Pennsylvania. 

It was also the deadliest incident for emergency firefighter and law enforcement crews in United States history. 

Source: Dailymail

 

 

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