• “Never Forget” and “Do this in Remembrance of Me:” Thoughts on how we remember September 11th.

      Today my FaceBook feed is wrought with variations and recollections of the event of September 11th from twelve years ago.   The personal recollections have shrunk from previous years and some simply share a photo or state, “Never forget.”   Seeing that phrase repeated over without more context has begun to trouble me, and not just a little.   What is “never forget” supposed to be shorthand for on this kind of anniversary? On one hand I think it is referring to a kind of remembering that simple tries to honor those who have suffered, especially the handfuls of people who were not merely victims, but heroes who sacrificed…

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