Today is September 11Th, not a single article about the horror of Seven years ago.
We should be ashamed of ourselves.
3000 Dead Innocent people,
like it never happened.
What does it take?
I did not write one expecint many others to write them.
Not forgotten, but Guilty of assumption.
Accepted DocG, I have no doubt in your chest beats the heart of a patriot.
I will never forget.
Nice, But you do not speak for the country. at least 1/2 the country wants to pretend it never happened.
heh, I'd have put up an article but have, until moments ago, been experiencing problems posting articles here at JU. I finally was able to use Windows Live Writer to get an article posted, but posting from either IE or Firefox wasn't working.
With that out of the way, I have to admit I'm not sure what I would have said, even as I've had the day off, even as I sat here thinking about how similar, in many ways, today is to the same fateful day 7 years ago. 7 years ago I had the day off, had just gotten back from a vacation at the beach with my family (in the same time share/condo unit that they've rented for many years now, so the self same unit I stayed with them at just this past weekend) and had just sent my daughter off to the bus while I enjoyed an extra day's down time to unwind before knowing I'd be working the next day.
Not a single day goes by that I don't think about what happened on 9/11/01 and the events since. I'm not going to forget it, and I expect a lot of people in the Washington DC area will never forget the images we saw on our news of the fire at the Pentagon, the smashing of two planes into the sides of the World Trade Center in New York City, and everything else that happened. I'm sure some people would like to forget, some youngsters may never really know, and some will go on as if their lives were never impacted (because, well, for many people, their lives weren't impacted), but there will be many that do remember.
I'm one of those people, and I will always remember.
There was a time when an ENTIRE NATION was outraged at a similar attack and still mourns the day it happened, but as we age as a nation "the day that lives in infamy" will soon be just "oh yeh the day the Japanese attacked pearl harbour" but 9/11 happened just 7 years ago and pearl happened 67 years ago,
I didn't forget...but as for an article...well, I don't know what else I could say.
My flag flies outside. I have not forgotten. I fight the good fight.
I didn't forget. But I'm not much of a writer, and whatever I would have said I'm sure others have already said, and put it more eloquently.
We live near Detroit Metro and Willow Run airports. I think of 9/11 every time I see a plane in the sky (which is pretty constant). Every year I seek out someone else's story of that day. This year I read the air traffic controllers' stories for the first time. It really brought back how shocking and utterly unbelievable the events of that day were.
The kids wore red, white and blue to school today and had a moment of silence. I watched and listened to some of the memorial services and a bit of the reading of the names. I don't know how anyone could ever forget.
I was going to post one from a past one I did but got side swept by my daughter calling me frantic from the other side of town broke down, that and other stuff, but I didn't forget either.
Get used to it. I see it every year on April 19, the anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing. No one ever pauses in remembrance for that either.
I don't think a lot of people forget. I'm not even American and I still think about it. My husband and I were talking about it. But we don't just remember at September 11th.
I really hate it when people have to make a big deal of the anniversary of something when it's something that goes on all the time. Like love, we shouldn't need a special day to remember it. If we really need that day in order to remember, then I think something is wrong.
The other thing, is I think that we can't make the same big deal of grief year after year. In order to survive, people have to move on. Keeping one's grief and rage fresh in the heart isn't healthy. I don't think that it ever really goes away.
I think the grief process has just moved to a different stage, more private and less public.
I think a lot of people remember, as it is still an issue that comes up often. As I drove past the Pentagon last week it surely was on my mind. My concern is the loons with all the conspiracy theories that the US did it. I know well our government is capable of tragic things, but not in this case. I feel the people that are constantly raising these assertions (after all the proof) dishonor the dead from that day. Sure be angry if you thought more could have been done, but lets put the blame on the people that carried it out.