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From MSNBC.com: It appears there is now a petition online (with over 50,000 signatures) to get September 11th declared as a national holiday. [editorial mode on] This could be just me, and I might get flamed for saying it, but I think you should have every body accounted for and buried before you rush off declaring national holidays. Not to say there isn't a place in our calendar, or our history books, for such a holiday. I just think the timing is rushed when we haven't even celebrated the first anniversary of the event yet. [editorial mode /off]
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Good grief, what will the liberals think of next?¤ ¤ credit: Harry | 04.02.02 at 05:53 PM | link--this ¤ ¤
Ummmm...I am a liberal. Very liberal. And I don't agree with it either. I'm just not ready to turn 9-11 into another excuse for Neiman Marcus to throw a white sale and the beaches to jack up room rates...¤ ¤ credit: robyn | 04.02.02 at 06:08 PM | link--this ¤ ¤
This may sound harsh, but I just want to forget about it. We already have to live with the effects of that day for the rest of our lives...¤ ¤ credit: Julie | 04.02.02 at 06:30 PM | link--this ¤ ¤
I don't think we should ever, ever forget that day. Ever. But I also think it is not for this generation to decree it a holiday. Robyn's right, in most cases the message behind the holiday has been obscured by opportunistic retailers, etc. and this hurt is WAY too fresh for that kind of nonsense. [/two cents]¤ ¤ credit: Sekimori | 04.02.02 at 07:00 PM | link--this ¤ ¤
*raising my hand* I don't think it should be a holiday either. Not in the sense that we should all take off of work, etc. There are many many days throughout our nation's history when many people have died. Pearl Harbor is recognized, but is it really a holiday? What about Vietnam? Or the Korean war? We don't even have separate holidays for WWI or WWII. See my train of thought here?
Don't get me wrong, it is a day we should NEVER forget, and I am sure those of us that are alive today never will...¤ ¤ credit: Christine | 04.02.02 at 07:05 PM | link--this ¤ ¤
Boy do I agree. I don't think we should ever cheapen the day by making it something that everyone looks forward to because it's another day off.
Pearl Harbor... great example, Christine! count one more "don't make it a holiday" vote for me...¤ ¤ credit: mikey | 04.04.02 at 10:29 PM | link--this ¤ ¤
American media seems to facilitate the sad and all-to-real occurrence of PTSD by creating holidays that pay homage to death and destruction. My opinion is that we should wait until all of the bodies are returned to their loved ones and put to rest properly before making any decisions about the issue. The day when that task is officially completed should be the "holiday". I think this might just be a semantic argument, but here goes: if you're going to have a day of remembrance, that's fine. But letting people off work and closing banks simply because this is the day that will forever inflict memories of terror and shock is not the answer. If we commemorate the act which was intended to make our country lose hope, isn't that giving in to the terrorism? Why not celebrate our triumph rather than celebrate our intended demise?¤ ¤ credit: Susan | 04.05.02 at 04:47 AM | link--this ¤ ¤
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