Every corner of state will stop to remember

  • Article by: CURT BROWN , Star Tribune
  • Updated: September 11, 2011 - 8:42 AM

In Minnesota as in the rest of the nation, cities large and small plan gatherings to reflect on 9/11.

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wakeupmplsSep. 10, 11 7:36 PM

We need organized remembrance? Geez, cant anybody "remember" on their own? All this "remembering is perpetuated by mother government as an excuse to further intrude on our personal liberties. I'm surprised the conspiracy people haven't noticed that yet.

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purrinrbSep. 10, 11 7:55 PM

The new memorial park in downtown Marshall is beautiful. I encourage others to come and see it.

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citypersonSep. 10, 11 8:33 PM

Larry Silverstein and Cheney would hope you all forgot.

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armi0020Sep. 10, 11 8:46 PM

Yes. Let's remember... I remember that there were ~19 mostly Saudis and NO AFGHANIs that murdered ~3000 mostly Americans. Horrific. I think all of us remember exactly where we were when we 1st learned/saw on 9/11. I also remember that it was very strongly insinuated, by our gov't, that Iraq whad AlQaeda connections. I remember our gov't telling us that Iraq had WMDs and I remember our gov't telling us that they knew exactly where they were. I remember Valerie Plame. I remember Orange Alert after Orange Alert. I remember our gov't declaring an Orange Alert and recommending that we all have gas masks and duct tape?!? Really. I remember Blackwater. I remember Fallujah. Daniel Pearl. I remember Halliburton/KBR stock doing very well in the first ~5 years of the Iraq occupation. I remember that every month for the past ~10 years we have spent ~$10 billion taxdollars on wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Libya. 3 countries that never attacked us. I remember when that was wrong.

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armi0020Sep. 10, 11 9:06 PM

Yes. Let's remember... I remember that there were ~19 mostly Saudis and NO AFGHANIs that murdered ~3000 mostly Americans. Horrific. I think all of us remember exactly where we were when we 1st learned/saw on 9/11. I also remember that it was very strongly insinuated, by our gov't, that Iraq whad AlQaeda connections. I remember our gov't telling us that Iraq had WMDs and I remember our gov't telling us that they knew exactly where they were. I remember Valerie Plame. I remember Orange Alert after Orange Alert. I remember our gov't declaring an Orange Alert and recommending that we all have gas masks and duct tape?!? Really. I remember Blackwater. I remember Fallujah. Daniel Pearl. I remember Halliburton/KBR stock doing very well in the first ~5 years of the Iraq occupation. I remember that every month for the past ~10 years we have spent ~$10 billion taxdollars on wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Libya. 3 countries that never attacked us. I remember when that was wrong.

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drfranktSep. 10, 11 9:15 PM

Do you remember Yemen offering to turn Osama Bin Laden over to the US and President Clinton telling them, "No?"

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swimraftSep. 10, 1110:11 PM

armi - you sure about the $10billion on 3 wars for the last 10 years? That's only 00.2% of total spending (2011 only). There's probably more waste in paper clip spending over the last 10 years than 00.02 %. I remember the sick feeling in my gut thinking of people jumping holding hands off the 24 story. I remember a coworker collapsing because her ex was in the first tower. I remember the dead silence of no fly skies - and then the restrained panic when we heard the first planes/jets after dark during that no fly period. I remember a president with the words our nation needed to continue, to rebuild, and to heal.

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jarlmnSep. 10, 1110:16 PM

A horrific and far-reaching attack, yes. But I swear, we are the most publicly maudlin nation on earth. Forget, hell. But enough with these showy weep-fests!

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cpmn316Sep. 10, 1110:44 PM

I am not un-patriotic, but give me a break. The 9/11 attach was horrible, but I doubt if it is even in the top 10 of atrocities committed against "innocents" over the last several years. Have you ever heard of Somalia or Cambodia? Do we stop everything on 12/7?

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alex9489Sep. 11, 11 3:25 AM

I can't believe anyone would minimize what occurred that day. Nobody's saying it is the only horrific event ever. Yes there are plenty of examples all over the globe of man's inhumanity to man. But how does that make 9/11 any less important? This happened here, at home in our country. Three thousand innocent people were slaughtered by these terrorists who'd been lurking around in our country for two years planning and premeditating. Not since Pearl Harbor have we had an attack like this on American soil. And involving civilians. We should remember it. Including the bravery of the people on United Flight 93 that day. If you don't like it don't participate.

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