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Re: Never Forget 09.11.2001
« Reply #15 on: September 11, 2015, 11:39:42 AM »
Pretty much how the vast majority of people don't even have an idea what December 7th is...

Human nature I suppose.
Absolutely not true. Pretty much everyone who was alive for it remembers. The fact that it was followed up with US involvement in WWII certainly helped cement it in the collective US memory, something that's less true of 9/11.

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Re: Never Forget 09.11.2001
« Reply #16 on: September 11, 2015, 11:43:36 AM »
Absolutely not true. Pretty much everyone who was alive for it remembers. The fact that it was followed up with US involvement in WWII certainly helped cement it in the collective US memory, something that's less true of 9/11.
He's talking about your average American, not those who were alive then.

Also 9/11 was followed by US involvement in Irag and Afghanistan. And it happened in NYC instead of HI and to civilians instead of military. Don't see why it's any less cemented.
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Re: Never Forget 09.11.2001
« Reply #17 on: September 11, 2015, 11:56:20 AM »
I saw the smoke from the towers 14 years ago and today I flew into ewr at 9 00 it was a little freakey

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Re: Never Forget 09.11.2001
« Reply #18 on: September 11, 2015, 12:00:06 PM »
There is no comparison to Pearl Harbor and 9/11.
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Re: Never Forget 09.11.2001
« Reply #19 on: September 11, 2015, 12:13:33 PM »
He's talking about your average American, not those who were alive then.

Also 9/11 was followed by US involvement in Irag and Afghanistan. And it happened in NYC instead of HI and to civilians instead of military. Don't see why it's any less cemented.
I had actually typed something out addressing that possibility, and then erased it. I don't see why you would want or expect the date 9/11 to be remembered by everyone in each subsequent generation. Some people will always be more interested in history than others, but after the generation in which the event occurs, that's exactly what it is - history.

I hope you're joking about the second point. WWII affected a much greater percentage of the US population, in much more significant ways, than anything that followed 9/11. I'm not saying that 9/11 was any more or less impactful and important than 12/7, but there's a huge difference in the way the fallout/aftermath played out between the two.

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Re: Never Forget 09.11.2001
« Reply #20 on: September 11, 2015, 12:16:14 PM »
Pretty much how the vast majority of people don't even have an idea what December 7th is...

Human nature I suppose.
and the holocaust if fading rapidly too..

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Re: Never Forget 09.11.2001
« Reply #21 on: September 11, 2015, 12:23:31 PM »
Will never forget where I was...

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Re: Never Forget 09.11.2001
« Reply #22 on: September 11, 2015, 12:38:30 PM »
I don't see why you would want or expect the date 9/11 to be remembered by everyone in each subsequent generation. Some people will always be more interested in history than others, but after the generation in which the event occurs, that's exactly what it is - history.
Exactly JJs point...
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Re: Never Forget 09.11.2001
« Reply #23 on: September 11, 2015, 12:43:20 PM »
There is no comparison to Pearl Harbor and 9/11.
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Re: Never Forget 09.11.2001
« Reply #24 on: September 11, 2015, 12:51:14 PM »
Ok, I'll take the bait.
Why not?
There is no bait. PH was an act of war that had way greater consequences than 9/11.
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Re: Never Forget 09.11.2001
« Reply #25 on: September 11, 2015, 12:59:10 PM »
PH was an act of war
As opposed to 9/11 not being an act of war?



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Re: Never Forget 09.11.2001
« Reply #26 on: September 11, 2015, 01:02:17 PM »
As opposed to 9/11 not being an act of war?
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Re: Never Forget 09.11.2001
« Reply #27 on: September 11, 2015, 01:02:42 PM »
26 YO here. Remember it clear as day, no pun intended.
When someone in yeshiva mentioned to me the twin tower were hit I laughed & said what else is news this morning.. Crazy crazy day.. The memorial/museum is very nice put together for those that havent been there yet..

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Re: Never Forget 09.11.2001
« Reply #28 on: September 11, 2015, 01:04:10 PM »
The memorial/museum is very nice put together for those that havent been there yet..
A must see for all AMERICANS!  ;)
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Re: Never Forget 09.11.2001
« Reply #29 on: September 11, 2015, 01:14:29 PM »
As opposed to 9/11 not being an act of war?
IMO, the difference is more a question of the type of war that followed. The war on terror did not affect the average American at all in comparison to the way WWII did.