posted on Sep, 9 2011 @ 02:56 PM
I just want to add my perspective to this thread by saying that I am not bothered by the coverage. In fact, depending on the direction the coverage
takes, I'm glad to have it. Once a year I've taken some time to break out my archives of 9/11 recordings, re-mix tribute songs and public event
tapes from the days a weeks following what happened. The rest of the year, I generally keep the whole event in a small compartment in the back of my
mind, but it's allowed out for the next couple days.
I know as more and more people come of age who view this as strictly a historical event, the deep meaning that day holds for so many of us will be
lost. Until then though, I applaud the coverage that is generally focused on the memorial aspect.
Speaking of coverage though, there is one victim of the 9/11 attacks they never mention. I don't mean to sound goofy, but it's the sense of
innocence America had right up to that morning. My parents would tell me growing up that America lost it's innocence on a sunny day in Dallas, but I
didn't live through that. I did live through 9/11 and I believe we still had a great deal of innocence left as a nation through the Clinton years.
When I watch my memorial video collection this weekend and listen to the songs I've carefully collected over the years, the occasional tear is as
much for that last victim as for the thousands of my fellow Americans and others who died that day, for absolutely nothing.
Just ignore me if these sentiments seem stupid. I felt I had to add my perspective though...thanks for the thread which gave me a place to do it.