Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Today is not a holiday

Oddly, I think the fact that we have not made 9/11 an official federal holiday has kept people's focus on memorializing the event itself. If everyone had a day off on 9/11, people would start planning their lives around this extra day to get stuff done around the house or to get a longer time away without using as many vacation days. It wouldn't be long before the day was about furniture sales, crowded airports, and one last run to the beach before it gets too cold.

I bet less than 1% of the U.S. population can say what the original meaning of Veterans Day is.