At 8am this morning, I flipped through the channels and only the History channel was doing a 9/11 doc. The CBS morning show devoted a few seconds to the unfurling of a flag on the side of the Pentagon -- then spent a lot of time interviewing Dale Earhart, Jr. about NASCAR fining another driver for deliberately spinning his car to help his teammate win. Not sure what the NBC Today show was going to spend time on. Every time I tune them in, they're yucking it up with the screaming faithful on the rope line outside their studio.
Sacrilegious? I'd say No. We may not have peace after 9/11, but a lot of people, and certainly the media outlets, have made a peace with the terrible events of a dozen years ago. Generations will visit the memorials, contemplate what happened, and pay their respects to the dead… and the survivors. But in their own time. Just as they visit Gettysburg, Arlington and are awed by the stark beauty of the Vietnam Memorial (or it's traveling half-size replica).
Naturally my good friend Jim Wright at Stonekettle Station puts it all in a lovely essay.
Just some thoughts, as I look on the way that no one is talking about 9/11 on today, 9/11/2013.