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S-R forgot 9/11

I went to the S-R booth at the fair on Sept. 11 to check out the daily headlines. I’m a transplant from Brooklyn, I was avoiding the TV because I had lost five friends 16 years ago. They had been murdered in World Trade Center One. I was shocked that there wasn’t a single mention of 9/11 on your front page - or any or your section front pages.

Did the S-R forget today was the worst terrorist attack to happen on American soil? Did the S-R forget that almost 3,000 Americans were murdered? Was cycling under clear skies really that important that 9/11 was pushed to a small blurb on the A5?

I watched as my friends were murdered, holding their coffee in my hands outside. Buildings burning and falling. Ashes cascading like snow. Smells no human should ever smell. Americans coming together to help each other rebuild.

But the S-R forgot today, while the rest of America, while the rest of the world remembered.

You owe not just me, but our first responders, our survivors and those we lost an apology.

Monika Wachowiak

Spokane


 

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