Amid all the high-fiving, America, Fuck Yeah!-ing and patriotic thong wearing, today’s events also give us the opportunity to think about the tragedy and loss we have seen over the past 10 years. The 9-11 Memorial Plaza at Cal Expo will be open from Noon-7pm today for quiet reflection, contemplation and community unity. I know someone who lost her life in these senseless, violent times. Chances are, you know someone as well. I don’t find much comfort in celebrating the death of the man who killed her, but I do celebrate the chance that this may bring us one step closer to an end to the killing. To that, I lift my glass.
We now return you to our regularly scheduled snark.