To Hell With Memorials
I guess I'm just not one of those touchy feely type of guys, at least not as much I like to think sometimes. This item from today's Times- Standard irks me, probably more than it should. Fortuna City Councilman Dean Glazer seems to be upset that there isn't much support in his town for an official memorial ceremony or parade in rememberance of the 9/11 World Trade Center attacks.
Don't worry, Dean. Everyone remembers 9/11. What's the point in having yet another 9/11 memorial? Being one who wasn't surprised by the 9/11 attacks and certainly wasn't shocked, maybe it would be expected that I'm less than enthusiastic about participating in a memorial in rememberance of 9/11. But such proposals seem more to me as a way to try to boost the blind nationalism that reared its ugly head immediately following 9/11 and continues in some circles to this day.
Dean: If you really want to have a memorial activity in Fortuna commemorating 9/11, have at it. There's nothing stopping you from getting together a group of people to do so. But leave the government out of it.
Aside: I'd actually got wind of the 9/11 attacks a month or so before 9/11, although I wasn't told of exactly what would actually end up happening. If interested in the details, let me know in the Comments section.