All good points, and well taken bro.I think most people have internalized it Pete. The national media no longer shoves our face in it as if we'd otherwise forget it. I don't believe for a second that anyone, anywhere, who was grown-up enough that day to be self-aware could ever forget it. I couldn't watch a 1/2 hour special on 9/11 without shedding a tear. I doubt any of us could.
IMHO - it doesn't require comment anymore. What was done that day was pure evil. And those that had a hand in it were evil-doers. I hope every one of them is dead now, but I suspect many still walk and talk and breathe. They have to either live with what they did, or someday will be held accountable. I believe that.
I think more and worry more about future shocking events' to come. We're far too complacent, and our President with his 'feel good' platitudes and general mindset that if only we're nice to the rest of the world and apologize for ever offending anyone, we'll be left alone, is well-intentioned, but extremely naive. Our enemies in the world don't like his US government any more than the previous twenty. I hope we're being watchful. Because the next go-round won't involve airplanes, it'll involve smallpox, or a nuclear weapon.
It sickened you that your friends didn't get your status message because you were so vague?I went to bed on Thursday night/Friday morning around 1:30. Before I did I posted on my Facebook account, "Brian remembers..." in reference to the day.
It sickened me to wake up Friday to several comments like: "When you had hair" or "Your pants size" or "Who your friends are".
Only one person replied that they liked my status. It was disheartening to say the least.