NYT: "Each year, murmuring about Sept. 11 fatigue arises, a weariness of reliving a day that everyone wishes had never happened. It began before the first anniversary of the terrorist attack. By now, though, many people feel that the collective commemorations, publicly staged, are excessive and vacant, even annoying."
Whatever. If the public event works for you, go, or tune in. If not, don't.
I'm not going to write a column to mark the occasion this year. The fifth anniversary seemed like a turning point to me, and while I feel the date looming once again, I think it's time for me to move on from that particular observance. I've gotten a lot out publishing my thoughts, and I hope given something worthwhile in the process. Now I need to do something else.
And as I said the first time, remembrance is more than an annual event.