It’s September 11. Let’s assess what we did.

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To me, the “Tribute in Light” is sufficient. From Wikimedia.

How do we remember trauma? In our personal lives, losing loved ones often burns a little mark on the calendar. We sometimes see it coming, perhaps bring up some happy memories of the lost with friends and family. We might even post a picture or two. But does our whole world turn on someone’s passing, even decades later? For most well-adjusted people, I don’t think so. Though, this is how we seem to treat the national tragedy of the terrorist attacks of 9/11 on the World Trade Center, Pentagon, and Capitol via the downed flight of United 93. …

Ian Magnuson

I like writing about politics and history. I also like Europe, Taco Bell, and Star Wars. Not in that order. Tweet @magna_sun.

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