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Is September 11 Just an Ordinary Day Yet?

Posted By Cliff Tuttle | July 27, 2011

No. 662

The Country had been in shock. People sat in front of their televisions, gaping in disbelief, for days.  It took a month for life to return to normal.  But it did, and now we are approaching ten years out.

The Tenth Anniversary promises to be an important day of remembrance.  The Flight 93 Memorial in Shanksville, PA and the National September 11 Memorial and Museum in New York City will be dedicated in ceremonies beginning September 11 and concluding on Monday, September 12.  There will be other events, such as the opening of the September 11 Memorial Gardens in Beverly Hills.

But in spite of all this, there are indications that September 11 is becoming an ordinary day.  I was taken aback to see that Larry the Cable Guy, a standup comedian, will be performing at the Meadows Casino and Racetrack that evening. What can he possibly say about the subject in a comedy routine?  Answer: nothing, he will just ignore it.  And September 11 becomes just another September day.

Perhaps this is inevitable.  But it is just too soon. Each of us should do something special that day to remember the greatest external attack in American History.  For my part, I won’t be going to see Larry the Cable Guy.









CLIFF TUTTLE has been a Pennsylvania lawyer for over 45 years and (inter alia) is a real estate litigator and legal writer. The posts in this blog are intended to provide general information about legal topics of interest to lawyers and consumers with a Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania focus. However, this information does not constitute legal advice and there is no lawyer-client relationship created when you read this blog. You are encouraged to leave comments but be aware that posted comments can be read by others. If you wish to contact me in privacy, please use the Contact Form located immediately below this message. I will reply promptly and in strict confidence.

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