Readers Write: 9/11: We shall never forget |

Readers Write: 9/11: We shall never forget

Oh, wait, you DID forget. I picked up the Sierra Sun this morning, the 7th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. The cover story of the Sierra Sun is one about summer tourism and how the smoke, among other factors affected local businesses (“Surviving the Smoke”). There is no mention however of what is without question the single biggest event in many of our lives. For many, myself included, the only attack by foreigners on American soil, the 9/11 attacks are akin to the assassination of JFK, for my fathers generation, and the bombing of Pearl Harbor for my grandfathers generation in such that everyone remembers EXACTLY where they were and what they were doing at the time of these historical and tragic events.

The Sierra Sun is indeed a local paper and should have an emphasis on local events. However, all too often we see stories pulled from the Associated Press filling the pages. Today, not only did the staff of the Sierra Sun fail to make any mention of the 9/11 attacks, the powers to be didn’t even find it noteworthy enough to pull a AP story for print. As a red-blooded American, I find your lack of coverage truly un-American, irresponsible, in poor taste and completely unacceptable. I know for fact that there are local men and women currently overseas laying their lives on the line daily in Iraq and Afghanistan, and elsewhere in the world. Our men and women are put in harms way in part due directly to the events that transpired on 9/11.

How is it possible that the Sierra Sun did not remember our fallen citizens, the tragic events of 9/11 and the long lasting impacts that terrorism has played on our country and community. Sure, the smoke didn’t help our local economy this summer but aren’t you missing the bigger picture here?

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