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MindCologne

Other than December 7, I can't think of any other event that would be included.


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MindCologne

Pearl Harbor


Nickppapagiorgio

There isn't one for Pearl Harbor either. The US hasn't typically created Federal Holidays for one off events other than 4th of July I guess.


MindCologne

I guess on Memorial Day we include events like that. I have no idea, though.


Nickppapagiorgio

Memorial Day officially doesn't really have anything to do with that. It started as an annual event to mark the end of the Civil War. It grew organically from there, and there was some recognition of it in every US state by 1890. It became a Federal Holiday in 1971, and the official text marks it as a holiday to commemorate those who died in the service of the Armed Forces. I guess that covers some of the Pentagon deaths, but not the WTC. That being said, that's just the official text. If you want to think Memorial Day covers that, then it certainly can.


VanMan32

I thought you guys did.


Saintdemon

OP just wants to have a day off work.


MindCologne

I'm glad you think that, but sometimes people are actually genuine.


MindCologne

Nope. At least in every state I've lived in. Parents were military so I moved a lot. Might be anecdotal, but I've never had one. It's not federally recognized as a memorial day.


ANameLessTaken

Why would we? Yes, a lot of people were killed, but every single day in America a similar number of people are killed in car accidents. 9/11 has already been used as a political excuse for taking away our rights and wasting our tax dollars on pointless, unwinnable wars. Memorializing the date as a national holiday would be nothing more than a political stunt.


MindCologne

Car accidents and massive terrorist attacks aren't really the same. I'm not going to argue, though. We all have our opinions on that.