In the West we often forget the role of the Second World War and the role of the Soviet Union in developing a post world war two western consensus around a social contract, which for one reason or another began to quickly fade when the Soviet Union began to crumble. There's a whole argument here, The Austrian School, The Keynesians, the greed is good school, and the list would go on to probably include the Romans.
However on this anniversary, you have to ask why the graveyards and battle
fields of seventy years ago are free to the general public, but the graveyard
and battlefield of the day now referred to as 9/11 will cost you. And you
have to wonder what the old soldiers might think of that. And of their possible
answers, I have to think "They should also pay to get into
our graveyard," might not be one of them.