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Monday, September 10, 2007

NEVER FORGET

I wonder how many people will remember.

I'm usually this first one to say enough is enough, but the fact that many people won't give Sept. 11 a second thought tomorrow irks me.


Six years after the horrific events of 9/11, the number of organized memorial services to be held in New Jersey, which lost nearly 700 residents in the terrorist attacks, has declined.

Some towns have decided not to hold formal services this year because many feel it's time to put the tragedy behind them.

I doubt family members who lost loved ones that day feel the same way. They need to know that someone still cares.

Yes, we can move forward and focus on life, but even if it's just with a moment of silence ... we must never forget.

Sept. 11, 2006 lower Manhattan memorial lights photo by Absolutwade

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6 Comments:

Anonymous mahailya said...

Dear Lord, I see the light...

Mon Sep 10, 01:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Like all other disasters and esp. attack on Pearl Harbor and holocaust -eventually we all do move on and can remember in our own quiet way..no need to rebroadcast the horrors every year for the terrorists to be glorified repeatedly.We get it..we were attacked and almost 3000 people died..close to 100,000 died in the tsunami and many thousands more in natural disasters and millions murdered in Holocaust..move on all and learn from the past, don't repeat.

Mon Sep 10, 05:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I do think and pray EVERY DAY for all those who perished at the WTC Sept. 11th

Mon Sep 10, 06:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I saw an article the other day. Widows and widowers have remarried. People scoffed at that thinking they should mourn and suffer the rest of their lives.

Many children after 6 years were either too young or not even born to remember 9/11 in their elementary classes as a day in their lives, so having a day to review it, many teachers, have decided it is not good for children.

9/11 will not be forgotten because it is part of our history. It will not be forgotten by the families because it is personal. But we must recognize that it is becoming history, much like the Oklahoma City bombing or the Tsunami that killed 10s of thousands. And no we dont have to constantly mourn in order to support the war on terrorism.

Many feel that if we move on and start to look at it as history we are demeaning the memory of those lost. I do not think this is true. But sooner or later, the majority of the nation and world that was not personally touched (lost family or friends) by the tragedy move on and we must.

Psychology to keep reliving the tragedy as if it were yesterday is unhealthy and is not needed to respect the day and the people.

Tue Sep 11, 09:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Norm said...

Since I knew two people who perished on two of the flights, and several people who escaped (physically) unharmed from the Towers on that day, it is a day that will live forever in my memory.

"Man's inhumanity to man makes countless thousand mourn."

Tue Sep 11, 09:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes. We must never forget that....

While Bid Laden is releasing videos commemorating his attacks on us on 9/11 that....
We CONTINUE to fight a bogus war in Iraq over it and throw these many, useless, memorial ceremonies over and over every year.

Wake up call??? We will never forget. Yeah, right... We never got it.

Tue Sep 11, 08:00:00 PM  

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