News: 9-11-01 - we will never forget...
...Except that most of us have forgotten. Not a commentary on how callous or unreasonable people may be, but simply an observation. I visited the USS Arizona memorial this summer in Oahu, and while most showed the appropriate respect in what is essentially a hallowed underwater graveyard for thousands of U.S. sailors, I cannot imagine that same level of reverence for the WTC site.
Car accidents will happen in front of where the towers fell. People will go to the bathroom, watch TV, do business, eat hot dogs, and yes, buy souvenirs at the new Freedom Tower. Yet innocent people died there. Others gave their lives so that others might live. And still others mercilessly killed the living. But that is life, and not restricted to Ground Zero, now or 60 years ago.
A footnote - next to the Arizona memorial parking lot were people selling sunglasses and burgers. Time does, indeed, heal all wounds.