We haven't forgotten Pearl Harbor Day, either -- but we don't spend 7 December in glum whining about those dastardly Imperial Japanese; we went and whupped 'em, after we'd salvaged as many ships as we could from the torn-up harbor.
That was a simpler war, the fighting in the Pacific theatre being "conventional," though much of it would have shocked John Paul Jones or Oliver Hazard Perry. It was a war where the other side was (generally) only too happy to identify themselves; the current War On A Part Of Speech is trickier. I'd still like to see less faffing about and more actual doing of things, like rebuilding the towers only higher, with radar, anti-aircraft guns and laser-guided missiles and for defiance's sake, a big target painted on each one. Come and try gettin' 'em!
Tipton, Indiana enjoys a happy coincidence: their Pork Festival has long been held early in September; they just added on the 11 September 2001 remembrance -- and put another pork chop on the grill! Yeah, and the women of Tipton pretty much show up with bare-nekkid arms and uncovered heads, too. And they're gonna keep right on doing it, too, 'til the last Mad Mullah/Mrs. Grundy is made to stop callin' in fat-headed fatwas over what free people choose to do.
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