I am also working that day. I have to travel to an appointment about 2 hours from home, so, I may just decide to pop in Bruce's new CD, or the 911 Tribute CD and just listen to that.
I know we should not ever forget, but I think the news coverage has been excessive. IT started talking about how we would respond well over two months ago. I don't think that a year is suffient time for anyone to have forgotten what happened. No disprespect to those lost, but we need to let them rest in peace.
I saw a special last night, it was the first one I have watched, on the whole concept of how it should be covered by the media, and should a movie be made.
Hubby and I both agreed we see no reason a movie shouldn't be made....in 25 years or so. We now watch movies about the battles of Normandy in WWII. This was so painful for those who survived most of those soldiers interviewed when Band of Brothers hit last year said they never told their own families about it or discussed their feelings until saving private Ryan came out. But, not being very historically aware (hated history in HS), I leanred a lot about our country, our people, history, other cultures, by watching those two movies, and I think esp Band of Brothers was a beuatiful way to honor the memory of those lost, and the bravery of those who survived. But, I am not sure that such a graphic movie, shown a few years after it had happened would have been appreciated, but I can't really say, I wasn't there.
And I certainly can't speak as a relative or survivor of 911, but I can say this, I do not want to turn on the TV that day, and I do not want to see any more TV specials before and after the anniversary day itself. Our local newspaper had a nice section of poems and letters that local residents had written in at the time. They were so numerous, very few had been published until the anniversary. Some nice poems, letters from kids, etc, very moving.
I am torn as to whether I want to buy a special issue of Life or Time, to have those pictures, they are already burned into my memory.
How do you guys feel about the types of coverages. Should there be a movie? Books so soon?