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Old 08-26-2009, 03:14 PM
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Obama trying to declare 9/11 as "National Day of Service" ?!?

Why would you declare 9/11 as "National Day of Service"? What about all those people who died? National Day of Service = 9/12 and beyond. 9/11 should be a remembrance day?

Stupid name, insult to the dead.
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There should be no holiday for it at all, remembrance day or otherwise.
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Originally Posted by saqwarrior View Post
There should be no holiday for it at all, remembrance day or otherwise.
Agreed.

However, I do not see how this can at all be interpreted as an insult to the dead. A day dedicated to helping your fellow country men? How does that insult those who died on that day?

Stupid holday? Yes. Insulting? No.
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I dont see it as an insult to the dead, but I do agree that the day should be of remembrance to the people who past away.
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A day of service to who??
Seems like another road to "Social Justice" to me.
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Originally Posted by Tizzo27 View Post
A day of service to who??
Seems like another road to "Social Justice" to me.
Day of Service, as in people around the globe volunteer to do something... LoL not a holiday off like we're used to, it's volunteering to do something free
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i'm all for people volunteering to help others if they choose to do so of their own free will...
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i'm all for people volunteering to help others if they choose to do so of their own free will...
Therein lies the issue..

A national day of service sounds pretty mandatory to me..
What are they going to make our kids pick up litter or serve homeless or something?

Mandatory Vollunteerism = Slavery..
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We could do this everyday... lol but people choose not to. Kind of like going to church, people choose to do that too, again I think all the church hours and donated tax-free money should be spent into our own communities instead, we would see a huge difference.

Real life > church.
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i disagree, I feel that its a great way to honor those lost to a tragedy by actually inspiring someone to DO something. A tradition with service days is to have a moment of silence, therefore those lost on 9/11/2001 will definitely be in mind during that time, and the rest of the day.

If you feel any pressure to go out and do something in service to your community. Good. thats the point. (it's not mandatory, thats ridiculous) if you don't have the chance or opportunity on that day, then keep it in mind and get involved in some other way or time during the year.

I myself am a proud AmeriCorps member and have a outspoken desire of giving back anytime possible. I will be doing community garden projects tomorrow. And i am very sure that the tragedy, deaths, and consequent series of events of 9/11/01 will be on my mind. not to mention, still strongly present now. and for a good while.
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Originally Posted by Tizzo27 View Post
Therein lies the issue..

A national day of service sounds pretty mandatory to me..
What are they going to make our kids pick up litter or serve homeless or something?

Mandatory Vollunteerism = Slavery..
How does that sound mandatory?

Does Labor Day or Canadian Boxing Day sound mandatory too?

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Boxing Day is simply (yet another excuse to drink alcohol and) miss work.
Not that there's anything wrong with that...
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