Folks, we’re not going to do the now-obligatory Blog Thing were we navel-gaze and pontificate on The Larger Relevance of September 11 in Our Modern World on this somber day. That’s not [DFO]- the site is premised on the concept that you can be an intelligent, informed, thoughtful individual on the internet without taking yourself overly-seriously (i.e. enjoying Sport and Dick Jokes).
However, we also can’t ignore the brontosaurus in the room.
Many of us were directly effected by the terrorist actions and loss of life on September 11, 2001. Many more of us have been effected by the second-wave consequences, especially the wars fought in the aftermath. But all of us have been effected and all of us need to acknowledge that it goes deeper than being forced to take off your shoes at the airport and seeing giant American flags stretched across the field before every NFL game.
So what we’d like to do is turn it over to you. Where were you on September 11, 2001? What were your first thoughts when you heard the news? Who were you then, and who were you after? Please- if you’re a lurker who’s never commented before, now is a great time. We’ll expedite comment review, because we want to hear your voice.
PLEASE NOTE: The regular rules for commenting are still in effect. This is about experience, not ideology. Be respectful, be measured, be a decent human being.
I was a Junior in college. I was on my way to my morning Intro to American Legal System class. When I got there, there were a couple of people crowded at the door and a sign saying that class was cancelled. Some said something had happened in New York. I don’t remember much else from that day, to be frank. But I remember the next day, thinking “So who are we now? How did we get here?” I ask the same questions at least once a week now.
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