I made this comment last year, i'll say it again, but before I start may I say that this is not aimed at anyone in particular, it's mostly aimed at this country's seemingly ever-present need to keep tragedy in the forefront.
My post from last year:
It was two years ago...yes, it was a tragedy, but for god sake's get over yourselves...we're really not that important...
Today I say it was three years ago. Yes, it was a terrible thing, and an awful day for our country, but for god's sake, let it go! "Never Forget", they say, I'm gonna go out on a limb here and say that anyone who lived through that day, and is old enough to remember things from one day to the next, and isn't senile, comatose, or stricken with Alzheimer's, isn't gonna be forgetting any time soon. I don't need to be reminded once a year that, "Oh, hey, yeah, there used to be those two really tall buildings in New York, didn't there? What happened to those things anyway?"
Y'know why 9/11 is an important date for me? Because on September 11, 1918 the Boston Red Sox won their last World Series Championship. Y'know when 9/11 won't be an important date? When the Sox win another championship. It's not that I don't care about what happened three years ago, it's that I've moved on.
Think of it this way, on May 23, 1999, when I was watching the WWF's Over the Edge pay per view, and they announced that Owen Hart had died, I was crushed. I wore black for a week, a WEEK. The next year, I wore black on that day, and the year after I did as well. After that, I was over it. I don't pay tribute to him on a regular basis anymore, but every once in a while it'll still strike me, and I'll wonder exactly where he'd fit into the WWE landscape at this point.
The horrible events that struck this country three years ago are the same way. I don't need to hold tributes, I don't need to light candles, I don't need to be reminded. I KNOW it happened, I was as shaken up as anyone not directly related to anyone involved in the tragedies. But I'm better now, I've moved on.
I think that it's time for us, as a country...to move on...