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No School On September 11th, Good idea? Bad idea?
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post Aug 14 2009, 01:38 PM
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A lot of chatter at my school lately about how they think that students should be excused from school on 9/11 in order to properly honor those who have died. What do you think about this?


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post Aug 14 2009, 02:43 PM
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Have a minute silence and stop exploiting the tragedy. You're not going to be mourning all day, you're just going to be messing about using the thousands of deaths as an excuse.


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post Aug 14 2009, 02:48 PM
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I agree with Popo, I know that most people/kids wouldn't treat it as a day of respect, but as another day off. Maybe the people who actually lost someone in 9/11, but that would get too hectic.


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post Aug 15 2009, 10:52 AM
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I personally agree with you guys. I mean, I used to live in Washington D.C., and I have had friends who had loved ones lost in the attacks. However, when I moved to Georgia, I would hear things like, "They should have no school on September 11th! I mean, 3,000 people died, they should be respectful of that!" I almost exploded. If they're going to be ignorant, do it on another subject, you know? We have services held in school assemblies to honor the ones who died, how would they honor them if they had the day off? They would probably just treat it has another day off, I think.

However, I can understand how some people think if we have days off to respect one person in history dying, we should have a day to respect the death of many.

Still...


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post Aug 15 2009, 12:46 PM
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As a student, I like to have more free days. But still, it gets too much. Every single day has some tragedy, something religious or something historical. I respect those who died, but it gets too much (something like exploiting Holocaust by some Israeli organizations, which is often criticized even by Jewish WWII survivors).

Anyway, in Poland we won't have three 11th September. It's US-only case.
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post Jan 24 2010, 10:47 PM
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I agree for whatever reason . . .


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post Jan 26 2010, 07:29 PM
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I think it should only be for people who really lost someone close to them.
For the others, it would be just another day off. Just an excuse for staying at home or having fun instead of going to school!

But, anyway, when you lose someone close to you, you don't need a special day to visit his/her grave. ^^



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post Jan 26 2010, 09:28 PM
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I don't think it should be a day off. At my schools, they've had school, with a special announcement in the morning and moments of silence to honor the victims; if a day off is given, people will just goof off-- not really what they're meaning to do by giving a day off.

However, if a student has lose a loved one, I think their absence from school on that day should be excused.


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post Jan 26 2010, 09:31 PM
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We don't have a day off for December 7th.

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post Jun 30 2010, 07:29 PM
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QUOTE (Popogeejo @ Aug 14 2009, 02:43 PM) *
Have a minute silence and stop exploiting the tragedy. You're not going to be mourning all day, you're just going to be messing about using the thousands of deaths as an excuse.



QUOTE (Little Washu @ Aug 14 2009, 02:48 PM) *
I agree with Popo, I know that most people/kids wouldn't treat it as a day of respect, but as another day off. Maybe the people who actually lost someone in 9/11, but that would get too hectic.



QUOTE (Anyarel @ Jan 26 2010, 07:29 PM) *
I think it should only be for people who really lost someone close to them.
For the others, it would be just another day off. Just an excuse for staying at home or having fun instead of going to school!

But, anyway, when you lose someone close to you, you don't need a special day to visit his/her grave. ^^


as cool as it would be to have the day off on my birthday, I wouldn't think it'd be right!

Besides, even though I respect those who died, 9/11 makes me more sad than happy because of the event. If schools could give us some time of silence, and a brief history lesson, I'd get it, but they always spend the whole class talking about it.

I wanna smile on 9/11, but school makes it hard, so I don't know...sad.gif


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