Tuesday, November 08, 2005

A memorial day for 9/11

Should we have an officially designated memorial day for 9/11
Yes, and it should be called (post in comments)
Yes, and we should just refer to it as September 11th
No, we shouldnt memorialize a terrorist attack
No, we don’t need a holiday to remember 9/11
No, it’s too soon, maybe in ten years
No, we shouldnt trivialize 9/11 with just another day off work

Free polls from Pollhost.com

This thought has been kicking around in my head for a while, and I can’t really come to any resolution with it.

Next year will be the fifth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. Should we officially memorialize 9/11? By this I mean should we declare a memorial day for 9/11? If so what should we call it?

I honestly share a bit in all of the opinions I’ve got listed in the polls; and I can’t resolve them in my mind.

I think we SHOULD do something to permanently remind us of that day, but at the same time the thought of memorializing a terrorist attack sickens me. I want to do it now to help us ensure that the memory does not fade, but I also think it may be too soon.

Lord knows it would smack of political opportunism.

Veterans day is three days from now, and I can’t help but think about the fact that we no longer respect our holidays for what they are supposed to be. To many, Veterans day and Memorial day are just another day off work…

And if we DO choose to memorialize the day, what in the hell do we call it? I honestly have no idea.

Your thoughts?