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Boojatta Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-10-10 12:54 PM
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There should be how many official holidays per year to remember victims of terrorism?
Edited on Sat Apr-10-10 01:35 PM by Boojatta
If there's just one, then it would seem that the problem of terrorism is given no more official recognition than the problem of war. After all, there's at least one day officially assigned for remembering victims of war: Memorial Day.

If terrorism and war are equally bad, then it's not clear that a war on terrorism is any better than a terrorist campaign against war.
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Journeyman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-10-10 01:06 PM
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1. Here in the US, Memorial Day and Veterans' Day are separate holidays. . .
There are quite a few additional war-related observances as well, both on a national level (Pearl Harbor Day) and as State holidays (Patriots Day in Maine and Massachusetts, San Jacinto Day in Texas, to name but a few).

Other than observances on September 11 (which I believe Bush the Lesser wished to name "Patriots Day"), are there plans afoot for additional days to commemorate victims of terrorism? It would seem a case of overkill, if you'll pardon the pun. But then, I oppose Veterans' Day, and favor returning it to its original observance, Armistice Day, a day to mark the end of war.
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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-10-10 01:43 PM
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2. None. It's like giving terrorism an award.
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Boojatta Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-10-10 10:04 PM
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3. Is Memorial Day like an award given to war?
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