This is not the way to remember 9/11

The Marriott hotel in downtown Los Angeles, Calif.

This final note today, in which corporate America still, somehow, 12 years later just doesn't get it.

Herewith, two of the many marketing failures tied to this date. Number one: Marriott. The hotel chain has apologized for offering complimentary coffee and mini-muffins "in memory of those we lost on 9/11."

Item number two: The Tumbledown Trails golf course in Wisconsin. Nine holes with a cart, for only $9.11.

And the corporate blunders extend online too -- here are some of the most memorable corporate social media fails.

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