Today, the 10 year anniversary of the terrorist attacks on New York City, and our country, I sit, and like most people, take a moment to remember that terrible day.
Ten years after the fact and those two little numbers, 9 and 11, when said as a title, bring back the horror, disbelief,anger, saddness and grief that all of us felt that Tuesday morning.
It is a day none of us will ever forget, especially those who were touched by that tragedy on a personal level. I'm one of the lucky ones, I was not touched personally. I didn't loose a family member or friend that day at the hands of a few sick misguided individuals. But as an American and a human being, I was affected, like we all were.
Here's what I don't need, and maybe this is just me. I don't need to watch footage over and over again of the Twin Towers collapsing into a pile of rubble, with thousands of people inside. This wasn't the demolition of some old building that was scheduled to come down, this was a terrorist attack on two buildings that had real human beings sitting at their desks, innocently drinking coffee and preparing for their workday that lay ahead. How can this scene continue to be shown on TV?
Another thing I don't need to see are the planes, loaded up with bussiness people, vacationers and families, from every conceivable angle flying into those buildings and killing all the innocent people aboard. I can't imagine for a minute, how I could stand to watch that if I knew my son or daughter was sitting in row 7A of that plane. What if my mother was working on the 19th floor of the South Tower? Do I really need to revisit again and again that building crushing her to her death?
I don't want to hear that the reason they show it is so we won't ever forget. Just say the numbers 9/11 and my head is full of images. I don't need the networks to show me, while they are trying to boost their ratings. I can't look at a fireman, in any city or country, and NOT think of that terrible day.
There are other ways to remember that day and those thousands of innocent people. The Freedom Tower which is being built on the site, is a beautiful way as well as the memorials made from the foot prints of the original Towers. We should never forget, and those memorials will make sure the generations that come after us know of the sacrifice those people made that day.
I think showing publicly, the murder of thousands of American citizens over and over again on TV should be against the law. I don't think the family members of the fallen need CNN to remind them of that day.
I don't either.