9/11 Memorial this Friday

9/9/2009:

Remembering those we lost

This Friday marks the eighth anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist disaster in America. Hoboken will once again hold a memorial at Pier A Park to remember the 57 individuals that lost their lives in the tragedy. Reverend Marvin Krieger from the Hoboken Community Church organized the event – and will include speakers from various members of the community. The event is open to the public; all are invited to attend. The memorial begins at 5:30pm.

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Please don’t make this political!

Myself, as well as many Hoboken residents I’ve spoken with, hope that this doesn’t once again turn into a political venue just to get “visibility.”

Frankly – I don’t believe Dawn Zimmer (the current acting/temporary Mayor) should even show up. This tragedy did NOT happen on her watch – and I highly doubt that any of the suffering families care what she has to say. It would be irrelevant. It’s not the current Mayor’s job to show up and act like an authority figure during somber moments like this. If anything, I’d rather see former Mayor David Roberts represent – since he was the one who had to deal with the crisis.

Perhaps I’m wrong. Maybe families and friends of the Hoboken victims of 9/11 really care what the accidental Mayor has to say. But if it were my sister, mother or wife that perished – I’d shout at the top of my lungs to have her removed. This is a very personal ceremony – and should be left for those directly affected or involved. Just my $0.02.

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29 Comments on "9/11 Memorial this Friday"

NickAdams
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NickAdams

This wasn’t a “terrorist disaster”, it was a terrorist attack on civilians. And 57 Hobokenites didn’t “lose their lives”, they were murdered.

And telling your loved ones that you love them is certainly important, but it’s not “the lesson” of this day.

The real lesson is that 2700 people were murdered by terrorists who were trying to murder many, many more and can’t wait to do something like that murderous attack again.

Colin
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What annoys friends and relatives of 9-11 victims is that a day that is very personal and tragic to them is co-opted and misused by others.

Whether it be the people who advance their conspiracy theories, people who use it as a political device, or whatever axe they are trying to grind that minute, it takes away from the fact that they are trying to mourn a loved one.

Best thing you can do is be supportive of those you know affected and keep your own “issues” to yourself

ctw
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Bloomberg speaks every year on 9/11. He wasn’t mayor during 9/11.

Easy-E
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How about everyone just shut the hell up already about who is more distraught over what happened, who is more deserving to speak.

Stop acting like spoiled children arguing over minutiae.

I don’t give a good God-Damn which politician speaks. It’s an empty, meaningless gesture in the first place. It means N O T H I N G to the dead, and if your alive, and you give a flying rat’s ass, you missed the lesson…

Before you leave the house that morning, hug your Wife, your Husband, your Mom, your Dad, your children, your significant other, tell them you love them like it’s the last time you’ll ever see them again. Because one of these days, you’ll miss your chance.

johnozed
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johnozed

Right on Easy E.

Also if the Mayor shows up and says a few words of sympathy how can that be construed as political. If you don’t like her, fine. But she’s the Mayor and it’s the Mayor’s job to do things like this.

Besides that Easy E hit the mark 100%.

In response to Easy-E who said:
How about everyone just shut the hell up already about who is more distraught over what happened, who is more deserving to speak.

Stop acting like spoiled children arguing over minutiae.

I don’t give a good God-Damn which politician speaks. It’s an empty, meaningless gesture in the first place. It means N O T H I N G to the dead, and if your alive, and you give a flying rat’s ass, you missed the lesson…

Before you leave the house that morning, hug your Wife, your Husband, your Mom, your Dad, your children, your significant other, tell them you love them like it’s the last time you’ll ever see them again. Because one of these days, you’ll miss your chance.

JJB
Member

Sweet post. Right on!

In response to Easy-E who said:
How about everyone just shut the hell up already about who is more distraught over what happened, who is more deserving to speak.

Stop acting like spoiled children arguing over minutiae.

I don’t give a good God-Damn which politician speaks. It’s an empty, meaningless gesture in the first place. It means N O T H I N G to the dead, and if your alive, and you give a flying rat’s ass, you missed the lesson…

Before you leave the house that morning, hug your Wife, your Husband, your Mom, your Dad, your children, your significant other, tell them you love them like it’s the last time you’ll ever see them again. Because one of these days, you’ll miss your chance.

oceanbloo
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oceanbloo

Very well said, Easy-E.

In response to Easy-E who said:
How about everyone just shut the hell up already about who is more distraught over what happened, who is more deserving to speak.

Stop acting like spoiled children arguing over minutiae.

I don’t give a good God-Damn which politician speaks. It’s an empty, meaningless gesture in the first place. It means N O T H I N G to the dead, and if your alive, and you give a flying rat’s ass, you missed the lesson…

Before you leave the house that morning, hug your Wife, your Husband, your Mom, your Dad, your children, your significant other, tell them you love them like it’s the last time you’ll ever see them again. Because one of these days, you’ll miss your chance.

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