9/11: I scream, you scream, we all scream for....ice cream?

It isn't Effigy Day, so what is up?

Bon fires, ice skating, live music, and ice cream socials. All fun. All typical Wisconsin Welcome fare, but on September 11th?

Life must go on, but ice cream socials on Patriot Day? No one was throwing ice cream socials eight years ago. Is less than eight years really the extent of the national memory?

Why do Americans forget their past? Pearl Harbor, Veteran's Day, VE and VJ days.

What happened to the old days? Shortly after the Great War, Armistice Day became an impressive show of patriotism. Parades and banners. A great American tradition alive (but not so well) today in the observance of Veteran's Day.

Why are such reverent and patriotic days as the ones aforementioned not celebrated with the fervor they deserve?

Patriotism has been usurped by ambivalence towards American history, tradition, sacrifice, and sorrow, and I for one am appalled.

President Obama doesn't know the difference between Memorial Day and Veteran's Day. The DNC almost launched a health care reform education/propaganda campaign on September 11th.

Our country saw the worst attack on its own soil, and as troops are still fighting to preserve American safety and freedom, UW students are treating the anniversary of the 9-11 terrorist attacks as an end of summer carnival.