Memorial is defined as a monument or holiday intended to celebrate or honor the memory of a person or an event; a commemorative; something serving as a remembrance of a person or event. As Americans prepare to recognize the 10th anniversary of the terror attacks on this country by Muslim terrorists, the politically correct are doing their best to keep us from remembering what happened, who is responsible and honoring those that were killed.
President Barack Hussein Soetoro Obama has made it clear he wants September 11 to be a day of volunteerism, not a day or memorial. New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg made it clear that no clergy will be allowed on the September 11, 2011 memorial services, but all the expected politicians will be there. He also made it clear that the first responders are not welcome (but they can show up on September 12 if they choose to do so).
Alice Greenwald, director of New York's 9/11 Memorial Museum at Ground Zero has decided there will be photos of the 19 al Qaeda hijackers, but they will not be called terrorists, they will be presented as "criminals." Any images or artifacts that might be offensive to anyone visiting the Ground Zero museum will be tucked away in an alcove out of the main viewing area. I will give Greenwald the benefit of the doubt here since:
For almost two decades she helped create exhibits at the National Holocaust Museum in Washington memorializing the murder of millions of people at the hands of the Nazis during World War Two. (Reuters)
As these ten years have progressed, the debate still rages concerning whether our reaction to 9/11 is a war, whether the enemy are criminals or enemy combatants. As George Friedman points out, "War is not about bringing people to justice. It is about destroying their ability to wage war".
Any September 11 memorial must include all those military members who lost their lives since that day on the battlefields of Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan.re
A Rendering of the Bronze Names Parapets
The nearly 3,000 names of the men, women, and children killed in the attacks of September 11, 2001 and February 26, 1993 are inscribed in bronze on parapets surrounding the twin Memorial pools. (more)
The September 11 memorial guide:
I will remember exactly what happened at Ground Zero, at Shanksville Pennsylvania, at the Pentagon. I will remember that Muslim terrorists connected to al-Qaeda are responsible. I will remember all those first responders and all the military who put the lives of others before their own.