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I Haaaate This Date

Well, that's not entirely true. I hate this #NeverForget bullshit. As someone who was in the city 12 years ago, that has ALWAYS bugged me. I was driving across the country 2 years later and saw a Chevy Tahoe in the middle of Kansas with a "Never Forget" bumper sticker and it made me flat out angry! It's not yours to remember!! I know, it seems like I'm belittling someone else's feelings, but I have a hard time feeling sympathy with people who weren't there that day, who wave it like a banner for their own edification. I know it's possible that that was a fireman, but since there was no other insignia, I doubt it. If you were there, if you will never forget, it will be in the way you live your life. Not by announcing it once a year. Do we do this on December 7th? Do we do this on April 19th and 20th or August 29th? Maybe it makes the rest of y'all feel better, to wave your #neverforget flags, like wearing a flashing red light on your heads, but for those of us who were there, who were directly involved in the aftermath and the outpouring of humanity, please be less obnoxious with it. I'm not saying you can't, but please learn to "never forget" more subtly, like the rest of us.

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