Friday, September 11, 2009
September 11, 2001
Today is the 8th anniversary of 9/11. Our memories of that terrible day are fading. Memorials have yet to be built, and designs are in dispute. The President signed an order earlier this year declaring September 11 a "day of service."
September 11 should be declared a day of mourning and remembrance and a day to honor firefighters and other emergency responders. Any day can be a "day of service." At various gatherings around the country, bells toll at the time that the planes crashed into the WTC, the Pentagon, and the field in Shanksburg, Pennsylvania. I would like to see alerts become a practice in our offices and schools and on the TV, radio, and Internet so that people would pause and reflect on September 11, 2001.
My humble commeration of 9/11 is to post the candle of remembrance on the sidebar. There it will stay until the end of the month.
UPDATE Michele Catalano reminds us to remember the survivors.