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Old 09-11-2014, 05:42 PM
 
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It seems to me there are less events or even mentioning 9/11 than other years. Thank goodness EZ-Rock (106.3) played Lee Greenwood's song at well placed times. I heard the lunchtime tv news mention it briefly.

The 8th graders, and all others younger than 14, don't know any other world. In four years when those teens are young adults will they even remember?

I have not looked at events planned for tonight. If you know of some, please post them as events aren't being covered the same way as even a year ago.

What have you seen, done, observed today? Are we remembering the day the U.S. and other countries lost more than 3,000 people? Are we remembering all the changes?

MSR
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Old 09-11-2014, 05:45 PM
 
Location: Land of Red
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A 343 walk began down at Freeman Park at 4:00PM today in remembrance of the 343 firefighters who lost their lives, hosted by IFFD Pipes & Drums. I was going, however my leg wasn't willing
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Old 09-12-2014, 02:58 PM
 
Location: Old Mother Idaho
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I certainly noticed all the flags that were out yesterday. It was apparent to me that Idaho Falls hasn't forgotten 9/11 at all.

I very much doubt that it will be forgotten in the years to come. It was the first major defining event of the 21st century. Every century has one, but very few have fallen so close to the turn of the calendar's page.

Most centuries don't begin to exhibit the major events that change them until the new century is about a decade in. The further back one goes, the more the following century remains more like the one that passed that the big events that came to define it. That 9/11 happened in 2001, less than a year after the turn of the century, is a real historical rarity.
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Old 09-12-2014, 06:12 PM
 
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Thumbs up Good!

I was pleased to read the above. It's been the very limited outings and some media who didn't seem to honor or remember the day the same as before.

Cleosmom, we've got to get you better. I'll bet the memory of the firefighters lost was powerful! Good for those who could participate.

Mike, yes, I agree that horrible day was a defining moment as the century turned. I hope you are right that future generations don't downplay the horror most of us saw on tv and some saw live.

Stevie Nicks had flown to NYC just hrs.before the attacks. Her journals, which she shares online, record her experience at Ground Zero. Powerful words. She quotes the Eagles saying, "That Was the End of (our) Innocence."

I'm glad Idaho Falls remembered. Maybe it was the media who didn't cover as much as usual. Whatever the truth is, I'm glad locals in Eastern ID remembered and honored those we lost.

MSR
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Old 09-13-2014, 12:04 AM
 
Location: Old Mother Idaho
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It's much like Pearl Harbor, I think. By the time I was old enough to know about Pearl Harbor, the anniversaries were pretty quiet. But all my folks from older generations always talked and reminisced about it, even if there wasn't much public display of remembrance.

Idaho Falls was like that back in the day. Flags weren't flown in remembrance of past events as much as they are now, but really, the flags weren't needed. I still remember seeing the small gold star cloth banners people put up in their windows to show they had lost someone in the war. They were in many windows throughout the 50s, but as the folks died or moved, they slowly disappeared.

I think the last importance of 9/11 will never be forgotten by those who were living then, and they will pass on to those who weren't the importance of the day and remembering it, quietly, in their families and homes.
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