It will be.
Consider, for instance, Pearl Harbor, which also had a huge impact on U.S. history. Dec. 7 is probably still a sensitive day for many Americans, but I think it’s good to realize that history doesn’t stop the march of time. Happy events do still happen on otherwise sad days, and life goes forward.
I am sure you are all familiar with the quote “time heals everything.” People are going to be born, get married, and there will be cakes and candles on Sept. 11, in spite of what happened on that horrible day in 2001. And as more and more years go by, people will keep celebrating, which won’t make Sept. 11, 2001, go away, but hopefully the happiness in the future will eclipse some of the tragedy from the past.
September 11th is a date. Just a date. That date in ONE year, something really awful happened. If you look hard enough you can find something bad that happened probably every day of the year.
I think it would be great to have something really positive and celebratory to associate with the date instead. Kind of making it about rebirth and hope rather than just tragedy. Celebrating the life and freedom that we have and honoring the heroism that was shown that day. It was an unthinkably horrible thing and a national tragedy, I think it would be good to reclaim that date as something positive and celebratory in life. I think it’s important that we remember as a nation and as people, but I don’t think it needs to be a day of mourning and sadness forever.
Doesn’t anyone else think it is time to take back the date? Remove the stigma attached to it? I mean, I highly doubt that people here in Japan are going to be looking at dates next year and be like, oh, March 11…big earth quake and tsunami…can’t do it then.