As you enter Disney World Epcot, you pass granite monuments covered with thousands of postage stamp-sized etched metal portraits.

Getting a single picture on a Leave a Legacy monument costs around $35, and I've always regarded it as a very moving tribute to Disney's ability to separate millions of dollars from their original owners.

However, on my last trip I glanced over a few of the portraits, spotting one next to a woman and child with an inscription "Cesar Alviar 9-11-2001."

Alviar was a Marsh & McLennan accountant who died in Tower One of the World Trade Center.

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Four years ago I was at Epcot with my family, saw the pictures, but never bothered to look into it any further. Leaving the park, I felt like I lost an opportunity to do something fun, so my family and I could look for our picture the next time we returned. The kids would be much older, and they would probably get a kick out of finding themselves on the granite blocks.

Of course, since I never checked out the process, I had no idea how bloody expensive it was.

I feel much better now. Thanks.

Minor fix: It's "Marsh", not "March".

Fixed. Thanks for the correction.

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