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We already have one - and it's in Massachusetts
Well I guess that this now legitimizes all of those blasted Hallmark cards and displays. Funny, somehow I just don't need anyone to buy me a card in order to remind me "we're all in this together"...
Excuse me. I have to go throw up now. (Read the full article at CNN.com, and please take Pepto before visiting Hallmark's site.)
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Ok, it's been a while since I found something here that struck a cord. First, I think that it's good that 9-11 is going to be officially designated each year as a day of rembering. I'm sure that someday down the road we will have parades to honor those that fought and remember those that lost their lives.
Cards for this day just seems wrong. There are HOLILDAYS for veterans of wars and I don't remember ever going down to buy a card for my Grandfather who fought for this country. It just seems somehow wrong to trivialize it with a card....¤ ¤ credit: Scott | 09.05.02 at 09:00 AM | link--this ¤ ¤
Oh, I think I'm gonna be ill. A cheap novelty company trivializing this by printing up fake Bush bills is one thing, but this takes the cake.
And, you are correct, we already have Patriot's Day in Maine and Mass. Don't tread on us!¤ ¤ credit: Solonor | 09.05.02 at 10:13 AM | link--this ¤ ¤
I still prefer HOLY FUCKING SHIT! day.¤ ¤ credit: F. McSweeny! | 09.05.02 at 10:33 AM | link--this ¤ ¤
As long as there's a tradgedy, there will be some big ass corporation to cash in on it. I never thought hallmark would do it. Wait, yeah I did.¤ ¤ credit: statia | 09.05.02 at 10:37 AM | link--this ¤ ¤
"There are Heros Among Us..."
Ugh. This has been making me ill for weeks now. *sigh*¤ ¤ credit: Christine | 09.05.02 at 11:10 AM | link--this ¤ ¤
Oh, this is so tacky. No offense, but I'm sick of hearing about September 11, and while I do believe the people who died in the attacks, as well as those who helped the victims do deserve some rememberance, it shouldn't be with a damned greeting card.¤ ¤ credit: Veshka | 09.05.02 at 11:41 AM | link--this ¤ ¤
I prolly won't make any friends by saying this but I'm really tired of all the Septemeber 11th, Remember the day, get a card, say another eulogy and stuff. Yes..it was a horrible event. People deal with horrible events every day in their lives and do not get "holidays" out of them. What about Pearl Harbor. Why isn't December 7th isn't designated as Patriot Day??¤ ¤ credit: Jeanne | 09.05.02 at 02:05 PM | link--this ¤ ¤
The history graduate in me says that anything remembering this event IS NOT UP TO OUR GENERATION. Our wounds are too raw and fresh. Everything that is being planned smacks of "Look at me! I hurt, too! Watch how badly!" War memorials and such are left to future generations who can understand the totality of the events, rather than just the pain and what the NBC Nightly News tells them to feel.
We've had several tragic events in this country that do not warrant their own Hallmarks. This, and Michele's mention of using the American Idol winner to sing the national anthem at the Washington D.C. ceremony, is just beyond disgusting to me. I've spent several months post 9-11 feeling nothing but pride for my nation. Now, I'm beginning to feel disgust...¤ ¤ credit: robyn | 09.05.02 at 02:23 PM | link--this ¤ ¤
I am truly inspired by your entry. How about Happy Birthday of the first discovery of dinosoar bones?
First I was wondering how in the hell Hallmark could've come up with this crap so fast after the announcement (conspiracy anyone?)....then I re-read the CNN article and wondered how in the hell I missed this: "Congress approved a joint resolution December 18 authorizing the president to designate September 11 of each year as Patriot Day."
I know I only started up in March, but I don't recall any mention of this in December! And here I was blaming the Shrub for it all...bad liberal, bad liberal, sit boy!¤ ¤ credit: Solonor | 09.05.02 at 04:23 PM | link--this ¤ ¤
this just makes me cringe. i have so much i'd love to voice...but i just can't stop twitching with disgust.¤ ¤ credit: lor | 09.05.02 at 05:06 PM | link--this ¤ ¤
Yep...there already is a Patriot's Day here in Massachusetts, as well as in my hopefully-soon-to-be home state of Maine. It's in April...in Massachusetts, it's the same day they run the Boston Marathon.
This is stupid because most people are just gonna think of it as yet another day to goof off. We won't get mail. Our trash will be picked up a day later. But will all of those people who get the day off really think about WHY they have this holiday? I think not!
And, yes, I am sick of this September 11 stuph, too. Although I agree that we should never forget it, and I am sypathetic towards families of people who died that day...do they REALLY have to show the planes hitting the WTC over and over again?
If I turn on my TV that day, it will be to pop in a DVD.
And yes...the Hallmark card thing is TACKY!¤ ¤ credit: Christine with an M. | 09.05.02 at 06:16 PM | link--this ¤ ¤
I'm never buying a Hallmark card again - for ANYTHING. The day should be commemorated as Veteran's Day's are. With silence, marches and the like. I'd love to see a parade of the FDNY and the surviving members of families who had loved ones die, but not just yet. I think it's a little too close to home. Here in Australia, our ANZAC day marches are more popular than ever, with small children marching with the medals their grandparerents won fighting for our freedom.¤ ¤ credit: Jessica Parker | 09.05.02 at 06:38 PM | link--this ¤ ¤
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