Many will use the phrase "Never Forget" in their speeches. Perhaps the news clips of the plane hitting the tower, the explosions and eventual collapse of the towers will be shown on television again. Perhaps not. Many have decided the video images of the Pentagon and WTC are too graphic, too upsetting. We certainly won't see the clips of civilians, trapped in the inferno of the towers jumping to their deaths. Too graphic? Maybe. A reminder of intensity and brutality of the attacks and suffering inflicted on a civilian location...absolutely.
In our race to "Never Forget" we wouldn't want to insult any group or label anyone as extremist. Maybe we don't really want to remember how we felt in the days directly following the attacks. Maybe we'd rather pretend the aftermath of September 11, 2001 is not as bad as we remember and get back to work being a cog in the one global nation farce.
|The flag will seem a bit empty without EMS and Fire|
Never Forget is an interesting concept as ten-years later, first responders will not be welcome at the 9/11 memorial service in NYC.
Ten-years later "Never Forget" reads more like "what have you done for me lately?"