According to the Google Blog post for today, NYC’s 9/11 Memorial opens officially to the public tomorrow, September 12, 2011, after the dedication ceremony taking place this morning at the site. Even though ground zero is only about a ten-minute walk for me from the office of my day gig, I’ve probably walked by it twice in ten years, because it’s always seemed disrespectful to gawk at the site of such a tragedy. But I’m going to make an effort to walk over there in the next couple of weeks and check it out, because it looks like it’s pretty cool and a fitting memorial to the events of that day, if there could be such a thing. For anyone interested in coming in from out of town to see the Memorial, there’s a fairly comprehensive FAQ located at This Link.
Artist: Stacey Sharp of Ink Alternative, Ronkonkoma, NY (Image Source)
For me, September 11, 2001 is a day that takes too long to talk about. I hope that everyone is praying for peace and contemplating the concept of tolerance today. That is all.
I’ve been sitting in my office on Wall Street – which is about four blocks from the former site of the World Trade Center – since before 8:00 AM and not one person who’s called on the phone or walked by my desk has even mentioned that today is the sixth anniversary of the day those towers went down. And what’s most surprising to me about that odd fact is that…it doesn’t surprise me at all. Like a lot of other people who were in NYC on that day six years ago, I’d just as soon move on from the continuous analytical overhaul of an event that no one will ever be able to erase from public consciousness.
This past weekend I went to see the Michael Moore film, Fahrenheit 9/11. Everyone needs to see this film. Parts of it are hilarious and parts of it are extremely difficult to watch, but it gives the typical not-super-political person, like me, a laser perspective into what’s going on in Iraq.
It’s pretty obvious that we shouldn’t be there and why all of this killing and Anti-American sentiment is so out of control. Of course it’s VERY anti-Bush, but going in with an open mind, I found there was very little Moore propaganda. 99% of what he represents is backed up by undeniable physical evidence or others “in the know” confirming Moore’s accusations.
It’s so important that everybody vote in the November election to get George Bush out of the White House and try to heal some of the heinous damage he’s done to this country and to repair the way the world sees us. I don’t know how we can survive four more years of his blatant disregard for humanity.
See Fahrenheit 9/11 and tell everyone you know to see it.