Friday, September 10, 2010


Tomorrow is the 9th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on 9/11 in 2001. I won't be running anything special on my blog besides an image, and I sent out emails encouraging other bloggers to do the same - I think there should be a blog holiday on this day for perpetuity, even though as it falls on a Saturday most people don't write anything on that day anyway.

Here are some suggestions on what you can do tomorrow as a memorial.
  1. Fly an American flag; half mast if you can, with a black ribbon attached to the pole if you cannot.
  2. Say a prayer for the families of the victims and the soldiers who fight in the war on terror. Those yellow ribbons still apply.
  3. Take some time to reflect on loved ones you have lost and what it means to you, to help you understand those who have lost loved ones in war and terror attacks
  4. Take extra time to love those around you who you still have; do something extra for them if you can.
  5. Treat people like you did the days right after the attack, as a brother or sister together in grief, as a fellow countryman you're glad is with you.
  6. Make a special effort to divide politics from the event; this isn't time for arguments or pontification, but simple memory and honor for those who died and those left behind.
And make sure you never forget.


Anonymous said...

Tomorrow is the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on 9/11 in 2000.

Dude, seriously, come on. The first part of "And make sure you never forget" is remembering the year.

Sorry if that's rude, but this is pretty inexcusable.

Christopher Taylor said...

Thanks for the correction.