Should 9/11 be a National Holiday?

United States
September 11, 2010 8:06am CST
I can't remember anything else in my lifetime having such a big impact as 9/11 still has on us all today. It affected and scared everyone across the country and even people who do not live in the US. It seems to be one of the biggest tragedies to affect our country ever. So perhaps it should be a holiday, like Remembrence Day or something. Though, on the flip side, making it a national holiday would mean closing schools and government offices on this day, which is the opposite of what we really want to do. We want to show the terrorists that they cannot affect our way of life... so perhaps make it a holiday but keep all government offices open! What are your thoughts?
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• Japan
12 Sep 10
Yeah well isn't it a holiday already? Like in the Islamic countries I think its the end of ramadan. Too bad something really sad happened, and in my opinion it should be just remembered in each persons heart, without making a big holiday.
• United States
12 Sep 10
It isn't a holiday in the US yet.. but it should be.
• India
12 Sep 10
Well I dont think 9/11 should be a national holiday because its a dark day in history of world and USA and a very bad memory for everyone. And bad memories should better be forgotten. I dont mean here that we should forget everything related to 9/11, but by making it a national holiday, I think it will be like marking this day an importance which wont be fair according to me.
• United States
12 Sep 10
The day is that important actually, and the point is NOT to forget how we felt that day!
@jillhill (37383)
• United States
11 Sep 10
I think you have a very good day..even closing the government offices wouldn't be so bad...it would show them how much we value a human life. I remember just about ever detail of that day...I heard about it at work....and when I left work I got in my car and just broke down crying....not only for the loss..but with two SIL's that are in the military....I just knew they would be called off to war. And they were!
• United States
11 Sep 10
I watched the 9/11 events at my mom's house as they were happening.. very scary. I do not know anyone personally affected by 9/11 though.. don't know anyone who went off to war or anything.
@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
14 Sep 10
I do think that the day should be a national day of remembrance, but I don't think that it should be a holiday in the traditional sense. I guess what I am trying to say is that I think that every year on September, 11 the flags should fly at half mast and there should be some way of remembering the heroes and victims of that fateful day. However, I don't in any way think that the nation should be shut down on the anniversary of that day.