9/11 is a tragic event, and it was a terrible incident, but it does not warrant a national holiday. If we begin appointing holidays for every tragic event, soon there will be less work days than holidays.
Don't celebrate attacks
The US has suffered many tragic events. The foremost one I can think of right now is that of the Attack on Pearl Harbour. This crippled, and nearly immobilized the country's naval forces, and left us a giant target for attack in WWII, yet we bounced back. We honor that day, and have a moment of silence, but no more than such. 9/11 is the same, planes kamikazied into valuable US property for sake of causing fear and disruption. 9/11 and Pearl Harbor are similar events, and should be remebered, but not taken as a national holiday.
The Bush administrations
This is one card that the Bush administration keeps pulling out over and over again, though why no one knows. Perhaps it is to give the illusion that our involvement in the Middle east is justified, or perhaps it is to strike fear into people who disagree with the beliefs set down. Whatever it is, every year, the Bush administration uses it again and again. While this was fine the first few years after the event, 6 years after? That is a bit much. By the way they treat it, you would think that it was its first or second anniversary, not the 6th.
Live and forget
If we keep our wounds open by constantly suckling at them, then we will never heal. America has bounced back from every prior tragic event, and as long as this one is kept near the front of the mind, we will not be able to heal fully. While it should not be completely forgotten, it should not be remembered every waking minute, and some of the sleeping ones as well. It should be like any other day of remembrance, celebrated on and around the date of such anniversaries, but not on the opposite side of said year.
The Bush Administration wants to call this new holiday
Patriot day. We already have a holiday to celebrate our country, our people, and our patriotic spirit. That day is called Independence day, and it falls on a date in the middle of summer, the 4th of July. Why is this day important? Well, it is because of a little paper called the Declaration of Independence, and it is what started this country. We already celebrate the amazing courage and inelegance of our founding fathers, why should we celebrate an event designed to harm our country, executed by a malicious party?
Believe me, I am a patriotic person, I do enjoy America. Because I write this does not mean I am a communist who hates children and preforms witchcraft at the full moon. America was started on a rock of tolerance, and the Bush administration seems to have forgotten that in the need to justify its lurching about.
Patriot day is another one of these lurching, and it should never be allowed to get off the ground.