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Carole Meekins: Positively Milwaukee

9/11/07 "May We Never Forget"

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It's hard to believe it's been six years since the worst terrorist attack on U.S. soil. September 11th changed our lives forever. It changed our nation. Some even say there are two timetables in this country. Life before September 11th and life after. That is why I cannot believe that some people believe it's time to stop the tributes and move on. I heard that from a man who called into a radio talk show today. Personally, I do not believe in the word closure when it comes to death. People who lose a loved one will never have closure. They just learn to deal with it. They cope, but they never forget. To commemorate September 11th is good for the collective soul of the nation. The ceremonies, programs, services and events are important. They help us reflect. They help us teach the young. When we pay tribute to the dead, we feel the fragility of life. We remember to live. As we mark this national day of pain, may we never stop seeing the tears of mothers, fathers, sons and daughters. Their lives deserve our memories. Our nation deserves our prayers that history does not repeat itself.

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