We're coming up on five years since that day shortly. It's my observation that as a culture Americans like to celebrate or let's say "overly commemorate" ourselves. Rhode Island, for instance, has recently noted "VG day" or "Victory Over Japan Day". Case in point is the John F. Kennedy assasination and how every time a significant amount of time goes by (25 yrs, 30 yrs, 40yrs) there's a revisitation to the events. And then there's the "do you remember where you were when you heard" question invariably. My suggest is this; As a culture Americans seem to like to recognize and renew interest in catastrophic events a bit too much for my taste. For me as an American it seems almost counterproductive to the collective psychological well being of the nation. Does anyone know of a five year anniversary marking of the events of 9-11 in the works? Should the date (and its fifth anniversary) be a footnote to the news or should a national day of mourning be observed? What would be in the best interest of the families who remain who lost those they love that day? (since, for me, they're the ones who need to be respected most).