Are We Trying to Forget That Day?

11 years ago, jets exploded into the World Trade Center; some people will never forget what happened.

If we were old enough to remember Sept. 11, 2001, it would be hard to forget that surreal spectacle when perfect blue skies billowed smoke and ash as giant buildings burned and collapsed. Almost 3,000 dead; a nation shocked to its core. A nightmare newsreel playing over and over.

Numerous commemorations are planned across Long Island Tuesday but many seem muted by comparison to previous years, perhaps restrained by last year's passing of the 10th anniversary.

The Town of North Hempstead is holding a service at Tuesday morning.

But do you think some people are trying to put 9/11 behind them? Are you?

Others will never forget that day of courage and endurance in the face of unprecedented horrors.

How do you think of that day 11 years ago? Will you attend a service or join in a volunteer effort?

Joseph Mirzoeff September 11, 2012 at 12:14 PM
If we are to stop the foreign aggression, oppression at home, hate, and accumulating debt which have been caused with 9/11 as an excuse, we need to know the truth. The truth starts after 2 minutes of PBS commercials in this 1 1/2 hour film shown on and posted by Colorado PBS, and produced by architects and engineers for 911 truth. http://video.pbs.org/video/2270078138
Robert J. Pape, Jr. September 11, 2012 at 01:20 PM
Joe: 9/11 will forever be a defining moment for America. We can never forget the attacks made on our liberties and way of life. We can never forget the loss of the innocent. We can never forget the sacrafice that day of the men andwomen in the emergency services. We certainly cannot forget the continuing sacrafice right now of our men and women in our armed forces who are in harms way protecting us. Today is a day of reflection, memory and hope. 9/11 must always be remembered. I think it will be, for out of the ashes and pain came unity, strength and compassion.
Joseph Mirzoeff September 11, 2012 at 02:02 PM
i think out of 9/11 came aggression (wars), oppression (homeland security, domestic spying, TSA), and debt...weakness. We need truth, justice, and redirection and to fight back against evil -- Sleep if you must, but others will continue the true fight -- see below from a member of the Reagan administration. http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2012/09/11/the-11th-anniversary-911-paul-craig-roberts/
Joseph Mirzoeff September 11, 2012 at 02:16 PM
Diane Schubach September 11, 2012 at 02:34 PM
Whenever anyone tells me they know the truth, my antenna goes up.
Robert J. Pape, Jr. September 11, 2012 at 02:49 PM
Diane you are so right. Here is a quote from Mr. Roberts- "What I saw was black smoke from upper floors of one of the World Trade Center towers. It didn’t seem to be much of a fire, and the reports were that the fire was under control." I don't know who Mr. Roberts is, but I tend to doubt if he knows the truth about anything. I do for certain that he doesn't know the first thing (a/k/a/ "jack") about the unique challenges and dangers of a high rise fire.
Nassau Taxpayer September 11, 2012 at 03:45 PM
As the PBS documentary illustrates -- more objectively than prior work -- science puts the lie to convenient explanations, as do the facts of prior warnings illustrate the Bush administration's dereliction of duty: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/11/opinion/the-bush-white-house-was-deaf-to-9-11-warnings.html What has come since then is an enduring embarrassment to this Nation.
Robert J. Pape, Jr. September 11, 2012 at 07:42 PM
Egypt Protesters Attack U.S. Embassy In Cairo Reuters
Robert J. Pape, Jr. September 11, 2012 at 08:44 PM
NBC News Skips 9/11 Moment Of Silence
Karen September 11, 2012 at 10:57 PM
Karen Kline The Moment of Silence was skipped so that an interview with Kim Kardashian could discuss her breast implants. This occurred at the exact time as the first tower was struck----Shame on NBC news.
George Mulligan September 11, 2012 at 11:15 PM
With all due respect, is it time to move on? 9/11 was our generations equivalent of Pearl Harbor, D-Day, the assination of JFK, MLK and Bobby Kennedy. Now these events pass by with very little notice in the media. After 9/11 I thought there would be a mass exodus from NYC. But the opposite has happened. NYC real estate still commands top dollar from both business and residential customers. My daughter who was in college in Providence RI on 9/11/2001 now works in the shadows of "Ground Zero." She commutes by bus and train to Manhattan and seems to be indifferent to terrorists. I can remember riding trains and subways after 9/11 and being grateful every time the trip ended safely. The question is how do remember those who died on 9/11, and yet move on? Time will heal some of the wounds. But we can't let our country's future be totally shaped by an event that happened eleven years ago. Our country should go forward with both pride and determination. If anyone tests our fortitude they should be dealt with swiftly and severely. But it is time to turn the page from defence to offense. Let's rebuild our confidence and our econony while we continue to honor those who so tragically died on 9/11/2001.
Nassau Taxpayer September 11, 2012 at 11:33 PM
None of those historic events -- Pearl Harbor Day, D-Day, the assassinations of JFK, MLK and RFK -- have been forgotten, and so should 9/11 not be forgotten. That said, it would help the remembrance to get the 9/11 Memorial completed and thankfully the Port Authority, the Foundation and Silverstein seem to have reached agreement. And all that said, someone should now demand that SIlverstein spend 110% of his effort getting the buildings completed on the schedule just agreed -- and stop spending 200% of his time suing people and running the clock out.


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