Tugger wrote:Yes, definitely not forgotten but has become "normal" sadly. There are memorials and acknowledgements, events planned and flowers laid but it has become a part of the past. A terrible part and always remembered, but not... "celebrated" is the wrong word but I can't think of another.
I guess even WWII, twenty-one years after its end, was not as huge a thing. Of course I was only just born at that point.
I certainly remember 9/11.
I watched, live on TV, as the second plane hit the South Tower of the WTC. A small black thing, oddly indistinct though I could tell it was a plane of some kind. It disappeared behind, then the building blossomed orange as the fireball from the impact blew out the side and windows of the building. (Edited to add: I just re-watched and see I mixed the two channels I was flipping between, NBC and ABC. I was watching NBC when Flight 175 hit, then started flipping back and forth between channels. It was clearly visible on ABC for exactly what it was).
And I am forever thankful to the passengers of United Flt 93 for saving the same fate from befalling either the Capitol Building or White House.
Too many brave and innocent people died that day.
af773atmsp wrote:As there are more people who were born after 9/11, I hope we talk to them about it the right way. I want to be clear that I am absolutely not defending the awful people who committed and supported those attacks. However, this wasn't a case of America doing nothing wrong and the attack unprovoked. People don't commit something like this just for the hell of it. America (specifically our government and military) pissed off the wrong people, and we thought we were above having something like 9/11 happen on our soil. It seems we didn't learn from Pearl Harbor and domestic terror that our country can be just as vulnerable as anywhere else.
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