I'm Glad 9-11 Remembrance Is Over

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By John Hubbuch

I suspect that I am in the minority, but I was glad to get through the  commemoration  of the ten year anniversary of the terrorist attacks on 9/11/2011. I remember the people jumping from burning buildings, being burned alive and buried alive and all the pain and suffering of the survivors. For me, there was no useful purpose in reliving or even remembering that terrible day.  Once was enough. Plus my cynicism about politicians and media made me wonder about the motives of the extensive coverage. Somehow having jets fly over football stadiums with giant flags waving and fireworks going off seemed exploitative, even profane.                    

Maybe there is a national catharsis that we need to go through, and I hope the families find all of it helpful in dealing with their terrible , tragic losses. But for me I'm just glad it's over. Until next year.                                                                                     

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Posted: September 21st, 2011 12:39 PM

Actually, There were no planes flying over any football games, they got that right i guess

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Posted: September 13th, 2011 12:28 PM

Your description of the events is the most graphic and disturbing I've come across in the whoe course of the remembrance. We all know what happened without the aid of the vivid images you churn up in the name of not churning up the past. "Pain and suffering" is quite enough. Frankly, I'm not sure your purposes are any different than those you call exploitive.

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