Monday, September 12, 2011

September 12th

For several weeks we have been building up to the 10th anniversary of 9-11.         

There was 'drama' about the commemoration events...  9-11-first-responders-left out

There were heightened fears about terrorist attacks... here's one news story

and there was one group who encouraged folks to get out of their houses and walk their neighborhoods - make new friends and knock down barriers between people.

What I want to know is, now that the speeches are over, now that the wall to wall coverage is done, what are we going to do differently?

Is the whole point of the 9-11 hoopla to trot out our politicians and film footage of the events of that day 10 years ago or is it to make us appreciate our country/family/freedom more or is it just another day to get everyone emotionally charged and then we can be relieved on 9-12 that things aren't nearly as bad  as we were afraid they were??

Just thinking out loud here...

What should/can/are we going to do differently now?