Twelve years ago this month the most horrific crime in American history occurred. Innocent people were the victims. 2,996 people lost their lives that day. 2,977 were innocent people and 17 were hijackers. People were jumping from building and running for their lives. Everyone in the world was affected that day. Mothers lost their children as well as spouses lost their partners. Children even lost their parents. 9/11 is a day of remembrance and should only be a day of remembrance not a paid holiday.
Holidays are days filled with joy and jubilance and 9/11 is far from a day of jubilance. Such holidays are thanksgiving, Christmas and even Easter. On these days we give thanks for what we have and give gifts to each other. It is not appropriate to give gifts to one another on a day that over 2,000 people have died. The only case that you would give gifts to someone on such a horrific day if it’s the person’s birthday. All we should do for the deceased is give them a brief moment of silence.
9/11 is a day that we should come to work or to school and continue on with our lives. There was once a story about a little boy who died and went to heaven. He would not be able to fly because his mother would cry and not live him in peace. The day that she cried her final cry he was able to get his wings fixed and be at peace in heaven. Giving a holiday to this date will break the wings of the angels that have become of the fallen. Whether we like it or not the day will come when we will need to hold our tears back and smile for the fallen and be happy that they are at rest.
Most of the families that lost a loved one in 9/11 have not received a part of their settlement from the September 11th organization, so why should we be paid for not going to work. Yes I did say earlier that everyone in the world was affected by the 9/11 attacks but we were not affected as much as someone that lost their husband, wife, son, daughter, mother or father. The day after the attacks we...