9/11 Remember?

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  1. PaulaHenry1 profile image76
    PaulaHenry1posted 8 years ago

    This is a serious question and is meant not to be disrespectful to anyone who has suffered due to the tragedy of 9/11.

    I am curious as to why on 9/11 does the media have to continue to show the disaster and tradegy? Every year I feel that the survivors and those hurt so horribly by this are forced to relive it.
    Personally, I feel a vigil at the site or photos of the victims with an appropriate format of music and speakers would be r   a better way to remember and honor those who lost their lives that day.
    I feel that by showing the terror each and everyone of us felt that day is bringing the pain and hurt to the front line again. It is as if you are raped every year to remind you of the original rape?
    I realize that we must remember that day, but must we have to see the destruction and pain for eternity? I will not forget and I don't need to see suicides and terror to do so.
    Just my thoughts...

  2. profile image0
    ralwusposted 8 years ago

    Ne Obliviscaris; do not forget. I suppose is the single utmost reason, like when Japan invaded us at Pearl Harbor. Like JFK's assassination. Like MLK's assassination and Bobby's. I don't like the taste of it either, but we need to relive them now and again I suppose.

  3. readytoescape profile image59
    readytoescapeposted 8 years ago

    Yes, the memory of this dastardly attack should never be softened or lessened by the passing of time.

    Have You Forgotten, Darryl Worley

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VpoudLoc8sY

    “They took all the footage off my T.V.
    Said it's too disturbing for you and me
    It'll just breed anger that's what the experts say
    If it was up to me I'd show it everyday
    Some say this country's just out looking for a fight
    Well, after 9/11 man I'd have to say that's right

    Have you forgotten how it felt that day?
    To see your homeland under fire
    And her people blown away
    Have you forgotten when those towers fell?
    We had neighbors still inside going thru a living hell
    And we vowed to get the one’s behind bin Laden
    Have you forgotten?”

  4. profile image0
    ralwusposted 8 years ago

    Kudos ready!

  5. readytoescape profile image59
    readytoescapeposted 8 years ago

    Thanks Ralwus,

    A little item you might be interested in, when I perform this is one of the most requested songs. As a matter of fact I can’t remember a performance when it wasn't.

  6. rebekahELLE profile image86
    rebekahELLEposted 8 years ago

    it is a day that changed how we live and yes, it must be remembered. I don't turn the tv on. every day we are reminded in some way. I find a nice place that gives me place and space to reflect and resolve once again to be part of the solution.

    entangled
    giant webs of steel

    smoke
    covers deathly trenches

    silent
    now I see.

    images
    I hear

    echoes
    scream

    terror
    holds out its long dark hand

    9-11-01

    underneath the clouds, the beautiful blue is still there
    reminding us of a peaceful canopy of light that covers us.

    a day to light a candle or say a prayer, however we honor those who lost their lives. peace.

    1. PaulaHenry1 profile image76
      PaulaHenry1posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I understand that we must remember, but how would you feel if your child or husband/wife, friend, ect were shown on the footage? I would hate to have to see my loved one every year and feel that pain again and again...how can you heal?

      1. rebekahELLE profile image86
        rebekahELLEposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        healing doesn't come from forgetting. it is a process of acceptance. some of those affected may never turn the tv on to see those moments relived and yet some may feel a connection reliving those terrible moments.  there are numerous uplifiting stories of how people have moved on in their lives. everyone grieves and heals differently. sadly, some may never recover. it's how life is.

  7. timorous profile image82
    timorousposted 8 years ago

    Unfortunately, the media feel the need to revisit such horrible scenes time and time again.  I don't think any of us need a reminder.  Anyone who was alive and old enough to be aware of the enormity of the ghastly attacks, will ever forget.  However, upcoming generations who have yet to hear of this immortal day, need to see and read about the events of that day, when they're old enough to understand the meaning behind the pictures.

    Whether you know anyone who was directly affected, or just observing from another country, you would be a lesser human being if you weren't moved to tears.

    Despite the conflict many humans engage in day in and day out, all over the world, most of us are caring human beings, and our affinity for each other's well-being is deep-seated and natural.

 
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