‘Don’t call it Ground Zero anymore’

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg urges Americans to move past the moniker linked to twin towers’ destruction

The Daily Mail [UK]
7th September 2011

People should stop calling the site of the September 11 attacks ‘Ground Zero,’ New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg said today, urging Americans to move past a term long linked with the World Trade Center’s twin towers destruction.

‘We will never forget the devastation of the area that came to be known as ground zero. Never. But the time has come to call those 16 acres what they are: The World Trade Center and the National September 11 Memorial and Museum,’ Bloomberg said in a speech on the rebuilding of lower Manhattan.

Ground Zero originated as a term to describe the site of a nuclear explosion and later was used to refer to the point of any dramatic or violent event.

Remembrance: A view of the World Trade Center North Tower memorial pool at the National September 11 Memorial and Museum in New York today. Click on the image to enlarge.

The article continues, with additional photographs of memorial site, at The Daily Mail.

H/T Weasel Zippers

Related: Listen up! Here’s how Obama wants 9/11 observed:

You may have thought as a regular American citizen you were capable of marking the upcoming 10th anniversary of the deadly 9/11 attacks in your own quiet, sad way as you and your family choose.

However, in its infinite federal wisdom and one-size-fits-all philosophy, the Obama White House has drafted a set of detailed orders for how it wants the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks observed, both at home and abroad.

We’re not kidding…

…They are to emphasize that the day’s observances are “not just about us,” an unidentified administration source told the N.Y. Times

…officials are to “minimize references to Al Qaeda” because Osama bin Laden is dead and “Al Qaeda and its adherents have become increasingly irrelevant.”…

Read the whole thing.

Update: 9/11/11: How to remember

…My favorite keepers of the September 11th flame are the Freeport Flag Ladies, three Maine women who have for the past ten years kept a simple but profound weekly observance of the event. During their “Tuesday on the Hill,” which takes place each week on Main Street in Freeport, they hold large American flags in remembrance of the events of September 11th and in honor of the service and sacrifice of American troops. They are often joined by others, including military personnel home from Iraq or Afghanistan, or 9/11 family members. Weekly photographs of Tuesdays on the Hill are posted on their web site, along with a special message each week (which is also e-mailed to a list of military families who have signed up) written by Elaine Greene, one of the three ladies…

Update 2: From Canada, OMG Tell Me I’m Not Dreamin! Harper says ‘Islamicism’ biggest threat to Canada

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