So tomorrow is 9/11.
I know what happened. I remember what happened. It was in my lifetime.
In 1963, John F. Kennedy was assassinated. I wasn't alive. No matter how many times I see Jackie Kennedy flop around that car trying to collect her husband's skull fragments, there will always be a disconnect between me and that event.
I wasn't alive. It wasn't in my lifetime.
I guess what I'm trying to say is that while we should always watch our backs and we should always memorialize those who perished on 9/11, I really don't need to see footage of people swan diving to the pavement below every year. I'm sure that the families of the victims don't really want to see that. If I had a family member who was shot in the head, I wouldn't want to watch gunshot videos over and over again.
I'm sure that every news agency will show the towers fall a thousand times tomorrow, and yet, I still remember it like it was yesterday without the visual reminder.
If the argument for showing it is to teach the young people what happened, then it all goes back to the Kennedy thing. People who were not born or who were too young to remember the tragic events of 9/11/2001, will never be affected by it the way we are. It's only natural. Time will always erase history to a point. I guess that's why we celebrate our nation's bloody battle for independence by eating hamburgers and hot dogs and running off to the beach.
Answer honestly: When was the last time that you cried your eyes out while watching Pearl Harbor footage? Probably never if you're under 60 or if you didn't have a family member who was involved in WWII
I"m all for remembering and honoring, but I just don't need to see the "towers fall" marathon over and over again.
Maybe just once, okay guys.