Thursday, September 11, 2008

Ways To Mark The Anniversary of 9/11

1. Reflect on the tragedy and pray, or whatever your particular ritual might be, for the victims and their families, and for the 4155 American soldiers who’ve been lost since.

2. Remember that two days after the twin towers fell, Bush said, "The most important thing is for us to find Osama bin Laden. It is our number one priority and we will not rest until we find him."

3. Remember that just a little more than one year after the twin towers fell, Bush said of Bin Laden, “I just don't spend that much time on him to be honest with you….I truly am not that concerned about him.”

4. Think about the fact that many 9/11 first responders suffering from deadly diseases as a result of their work at ground zero cannot afford health care and that Bush cut special health care funding for this group by 77 percent in his proposed 2009 budget.

5. Donate to one of the scholarship funds designed to aid families of 9/11 victims.

6. Plant a tree, nurture life.

7. Pick up Morgan Spurlock’s documentary Where In The World Is Osama Bin Laden?

8. Read this article with some important facts about the war.

9. Eat French fries.

10. Remember how united we all felt in those days after the tragedy—how human, how frail, how compassionate—and cut somebody some slack today.

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