Speak Up: Should September 11 Be a National Holiday?

Tuesday marks 11 years since the US was attacked by terrorists.

The President has called for a national day of service to remember the attacks of September 11, 2001 on Tuesday.

Around the country citizens will give their day to community service, whether its neighborhood cleanups, disaster preparation, flood relief, or something else, people are taking the day to give back and be a communty. 

But is that enough? Do you think it should be honored in another way?

Should September 11 be a national holiday? What should it be called? Given the fact that tragedies occur worldwide daily, is a national holiday for September 11 over the top? Tell us in the comments!

Boogan September 11, 2012 at 04:55 PM
If we make 9-11 a holiday then we are going to start to have alot more holidays added as the world becomes a more dangerous place and target #1 is the USA.
Elizabeth Kaye September 11, 2012 at 06:34 PM
No it should not be a holiday. It should remain a day of remembrance.
Jeffrey Vieira September 11, 2012 at 09:13 PM
No it should not be a holiday. It will always be remembered just like the attack at Pearl Harbor
Heather September 12, 2012 at 03:30 PM
No on the holiday. Did you see any special tributes yesterday or in years past, for that matter, that were remarkable? I'll answer that -- No. People are complacent. Another holiday would add no value, just contribute to the "handout" mentality.
Suzanne Scott September 12, 2012 at 09:30 PM
No on the holiday. Remembrance is good and volunteering in some way in honor of the victims is excellent (though why not do the volunteering year round).
Kristin Didrickson September 13, 2012 at 02:22 PM
No on the holiday. It would make the day less important not more--I mean do most people even know why they have Memorial Day and Veterans' Day off? I can only imagine the ads for a Remembrance Day weekend Mattress Sale.


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