Should 9/11 Be a Federal Holiday?
I have to say I would be really disappointed if one day, people look at 9/11 as a chance to have parties and mattress sales.
Since September 11, 2001, everyone has struggled to properly honor and remember the tragic terror attacks that struck at the core of the United States nearly 16 years ago. While many have pushed for 9/11 to be a federal holiday, others argue that it would be impractical to do so and worry turning a tragedy into a national holiday would actually diminish its importance.
Today is the 17th anniversary of 9/11. And a new poll just asked people if it should be a federal holiday.
Here are the results
38% say it SHOULD become a federal holiday.
42% say it shouldn't.
the other 20% aren't sure.
By the way, there is a name for this day. Every year since it's happened, the president has named September 11th as "Patriot Day."
But it's not a federal holiday, which means schools, banks, and the government are still open and people aren't getting an official day off of work.