Thursday, October 26, 2006

Build for the future?

The issue in New York City over the possible reason to interrupt the construction currently taking place at Ground Zero is all over the news. This controversy really made me think.... I know it is important to "build for the future" but would it make the families and friends of the 9/11 victims get more closure if some time was taken to consider the human remains that have recently been discovered? Having never been in a situation such as the one these individuals who lost loved ones in the 9/11 attacks are in, I cannot say whether bringing up the past of what they had to deal with 5 years ago would be a beneficial thing or a tormenting thing. What are your thoughts?

20 comments:

MattL5 said...

I think they should not interupt the construction. They should not stir up the 9/11 situation right now because those affected by it have started to recover from it. All we can do is remeber those that were lost and honor them but we must push past it as a society and build for the next generation.

Hunterlh5 said...

Even though it is important to move on and rebuild for our future but we can not forget the lives of those taken that day. I think that our brave police, firemen, and citizens should be honored forever for their bravery and courage. We should not rebuild over that site, atleast not for a long time. This site marks the bouncing back of our country and the step up to a challenge. There is no reason we should not rebuild somewhere else besides this spot.

JodiS24 said...

I myself cannot relate to the families of those who lost their lives in the 9/11 attacks. However, this summer I attended a camp where I met a girl who's father worked in one of the World Trade Centers; he died on September 11, 2001, due to the terrorist attacks. At the camp this summer, some topics were brought up that provoked some of her emotions about the loss of her father, and it was very hard for her. Different people react to grief in different ways, and it takes some people a lot longer to move on from tragedy than others. Bringing up the past for some people would have little effect, whereas others would probably react as if it were a "tormenting thing."

Leigh W. 1 said...

We will never be able to recover all of the bodies from 9/11 because we know that many discinegrated in the explosions. I also have never been in that type of situation. I guess I would like to have a body to find closure but then again everyone must move on in life no matter how hard it is because life keeps going on no matter what. I say to continue building.

maryrobm1 said...

9/11 was a terrible day for our country and for the people who lost friends and family. The day seems to continue to haunt the US. I hate it for the families who are continually reminded of their loss. I don't know about all this controversy, but I'm sure it is hard for the people who lost a loved one.

WilliamH5 said...

I think that if we dwell on the past nothing will ever move on. I think that they should rebuild because it haws been 5 years and we need to progress. NOt rebuliding on the ground zero site would be a big mistake, because if people do not see that we a rebuliding they will think we are to weak to build on ground zero. Building on ground zero would be a good idea.

MattO3 said...

I do not know what pain the victim's families are going through, so I cannot write from their perspective. But from the perspective of an American who watched the attacks on his countrymen, I would like to see some sort of memorial built. Events like these need to be remembered through time to remind future generations of the battles that we have fought and the pain we have endured. 65 years ago we were attacked, and the memorial of the USS Arizona still stands as a reminder of the people who lost their lives for our country. We must not forget the sacrifices of the people who came and lived before us.

AllenK5 said...

I think it is important to remember them, but I think that for the majority of the families they do not want to be forced to remember that tragic event. I think building should continue; however, I think that we need to be sensitive.

StuartS5th said...

I believe that the construction should be stopped if human remains are still being found. If there were remains in the site, families of the victims would want to know whose bodies were found. It would not take much time to finish this process and continue with the construction. Families of victims would not feel at peace with themselves if remains were still in Ground Zero. I do not believe this torments the families because it brings an end to an unknown conclusion.

StuartS5th said...

I believe that the construction should be stopped if human remains are still being found. If there were remains in the site, families of the victims would want to know whose bodies were found. It would not take much time to finish this process and continue with the construction. Families of victims would not feel at peace with themselves if remains were still in Ground Zero. I do not believe this torments the families because it brings an end to an unknown conclusion.

GuerryF1 said...

I feel that it is important for us to not build on ground-zero. It is important to remeber those who were killed there. Later on in time kids will be studying this tragic event, and learning about what happened. It is something that has changed our country forever. Therefor I think it is important not to rebuild buildings on that land and let it reamain ground-zero.

merrittb5 said...

I have never been in this situation either. I would not want to rush the families of the victims to get over their pain but I still think we need to move forward as a country and rebuild what was lost. Bringing up the past would be extremely tormenting but in the end I think it will help the victim's families to get over their pain and move on with their life.

davids3 said...

I belive that it is a good idea to build towards the future. IN many cases when people hold on to a terrible tragedy in the past, it becomes harder and harder to let it go. In saying this, 9/11 is something that we will never "let go" in our heart and something we will never forget, but it has been five years now, and I think the time to build on has come. I feel that interrupting the construction is only going to torment the past.

RyanL5 said...

Remembering 9/11 is very important to me. I think that it is important to know what people have been through and it also helps explain what we are doing around the country. Mant say that we should not be in Afghanistan and Iraq but do they remember what happened to push our decision to attack them. It is beneficial to know and remember everything that happened on that horrible day so that we have more knowledge to prevent it from happening in the future. Knowledge is the key in prevention.

thomasd said...

I think that it has been long enough since 9/11 to mourn. I think we should build the twin towers again and show that we are a strong county.

chuckw7 said...

I think that construction should begin. Although i wasn't personally affected, I feel that it is time to put the past behind us and move onto the future, and what is important. I grieve for those affected but I think they too would agree that enough time has passed. Those who sacrificed their lives will always be remembered even if there is a new building. We need to free ourselves of emotion and look into what the future holds for us.

MatthewH7 said...

dI think that in the past five years, the families of the people who died that day have begun to come to terms with what happened. Most of them have probably accepted what happened and begun to move on. Bringing up the deaths now might make a few of the families feel better, but I think that it would just bring up the horrible memories of what happened to others. I can not know how they feel, but in my opinion, the greatest monument would be to build even bigger towers and dedicate them to the people who lost their lives that day. This would honor the dead and show who was responsible that we are still as strong as ever.

Raineswel7 said...

I only feel grief for those who had a family member that was inpacted by 9-11. I feel blessed that noone in my familt was hurt in this attact. I pray for the families impacted by this terrible disaster. I can only pray that the people I know and love are protected, and are not effected by these attacks.

GrantM3 said...

I think they need to continue with their construction plans so we can rebuild. We need to rebuild and get New York and the rest of America back to where we were before. I know the families of the victims are tormented from 9/11, but I think they would really want us to have the memorial and the buildings built as fast as possible. So that we can honor the victims, and show the terrorist we can overcome this tragedy.

MillerL.3 said...

I think that they should move on with construction. It wouldn't do any good to wait around to finish. It is not good to rest on the past forever, but it is good to remember the ones who died. It has been five years and if people aren't over the deaths of thier family memrs they need to be and move on with thier lives.