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9/11 not old news

Letter to the Editor | Wednesday, September 16, 2009

I would like to echo the sentiments of Kaitlin Spillane (“Lack of remembrance shameful,” Sept. 14). Like society, have we become complacent as a university, as the University of Notre Dame? Do we not remember the day that changed everything we had known – the day when we realized we aren’t invincible? Comments I heard from friends and by-passers like “eight years already” and “Oh, that’s right, it’s 9/11” are unacceptable. I am extremely disappointed with the happenings (or lack thereof) last Friday. September 11, 2001 is not old news and it never should be. Shame on the school that is remembered and cherished by many for not remembering those unsung heroes that softened the blow America endured that fateful day.

Kevin Kimberly


O’Neill Hall

Sept. 14