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Remembering September 11th. President Obama's way.

This Blog was originally posted September 14 but was deleted in the set up on the new web site. I am posting it again.

I generally let politics roll off my back. I believe I'm too ignorant about the true facts and history in general to comment. But something caught my eye (or more rightfully so - my ear) a few days back. I was listening to talk radio and the host mentioned that if you visit the White House web site (http://www.whitehouse.gov/the_press_office/Presidential-Proclamation-Patriot-Day-and-National-Day-of-Remembrance-and-Service/) the president has made September 11th. a day of "National Service and Remembrance". It's my understanding that the day before, the "Remembrance" part was not even there! Only after some initial concern was voiced was it added.
Does that bother anyone except me? I realize the web site address above says "Patriot-Day-and-National-Day-of-Remembrance-and-Service " but let me paste the actual first line of the proclamation.
"NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim September 11, 2009, as Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance."
Perhaps I'm being petty, but even if I did agree with sharing 9/11 with Patriot Day and a day of National Service, way the hell can't "Remembrance" come first? Many firefighters end letters, e-mails and other correspondence with "Never Forget"! Why is the President doing this? Is this the Administrations first step in getting us to "Forget"? Why can't he name October 11 a day of Service? Will he apologize to the the attackers next? Please tell me I'm making too much of this!

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Comment by Nick Morgan on October 14, 2009 at 6:52pm
I agree with you Skip, It seems like the White House will do anything but honor our firefighters and first responders who died on 9-11-01. I guess it's up to us to make sure we NEVER FORGET!!

Nick
Comment by Bill "Grits" MacGregor on October 12, 2009 at 7:24pm
I certainly Hope your not surprised by this. Funds taken away, titles taken, why it's only a matter of time before many other rights and priviledges are taken as well by this administration. Why theres a good chance my very freedoms to make these statements will be revoked. Well, regardless what any politicians may do and say one thing still stands true, :God is still on the thrown, large and in charge". I will never forget!!!!
Comment by Jeff Schwering on October 12, 2009 at 6:45pm
I'm with you Skip! NEVER FORGET! means just that. You're not making to much of this at all, IMHO! It's a changing world.

Jeff

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