Letters to the Editor

Your views in 200 words or less

9/11: Good reason we must never forget

Letter by Larry L. Bergstrom, Spanaway on Sep. 9, 2010 at 1:48 pm | 70 Comments »
September 9, 2010 2:21 pm

Re: “Nation needs to move forward” (letter, 9-9).

In case the writer hasn’t looked at a calendar recently, Dec. 7 is referred to as “Pearl Harbor remembrance day.” This event took place almost 70 years ago, and instead of forgetting that day we have a national memorial at the site as well as a day set aside each year to commemorate that day.

I, for one, have placed the events of 9/11 in perspective. We were attacked by extremists who won’t rest until they destroy the very backbone of America.

The longer we remember the lives lost on on Sept. 11, 2001 and the loss of security that we as a nation no longer enjoy, the more likely we will avoid another tragedy of this magnitude.

I would prefer that we remain vigilant. If the writer wants to forget, she still has the freedom to turn off her television.

Tags:
*
The News Tribune now uses Facebook commenting on selected blogs. See editor's column for more details. Commenters are expected to abide by terms of service for Facebook as well as commenting rules for thenewstribune.com. Report violators to webmaster@thenewstribune.com.