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Should 9/11 be a national day of volunteerism, charity and good deeds?

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Inky_Wretch, Sep 8, 2007.

  1. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    This Web site ... http://www.mygooddeed.org ... is trying to make it happen.

    I kind of like the idea. Though I'm afraid years from now it would be another "Get drunk at the lake/beach" celebration like Memorial Day or Independence Day.
  2. Or Labor Day.
  3. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    Yeah, that too.
  4. Claws for Concern

    Claws for Concern Active Member

    Shouldn't every day be like that?
  5. BTExpress

    BTExpress Well-Known Member

    At some point there will be another 9/11 . . . or worse.

    So then what do you with that day?
  6. Bubbler

    Bubbler Well-Known Member

    You can't force volunteerism, charity and good deeds. If you do, it isn't genuine.
  7. Guy_Incognito

    Guy_Incognito Well-Known Member

  8. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    Sept. 11 should be a day of personal reflection and remembrance. It has different meaning to each of us.

    To declare it as a "national day" of anything is to desecrate the memory of our friends who died and, thereby, turn it into just another commercialized "holiday."
  9. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    If it weren't so close to Labor Day, it'd be a national holiday already.
  10. jgmacg

    jgmacg Guest

    Quick question: How's everyone spending Pearl Harbor Day this year?
  11. Pastor

    Pastor Active Member

    Well, since our president told us our response to 9/11 should be to shop that is how the day should be memorialized.
  12. The Big Ragu

    The Big Ragu Moderator Staff Member

    I'm going to get drunk on sake and curse the Japanese. It's my yearly ritual.
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