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Senior Gabby Davis hopes that such an important historical event be remembered better.

Senior Gabby Davis hopes that such an important historical event be remembered better.

Leah Franklin

Leah Franklin

Senior Gabby Davis hopes that such an important historical event be remembered better.

Reka Nagykaldi, Memorial Managing Editor

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8:46 a.m., September 11, 2001. A day no one forgets, but how well do we truly remember it. Senior Gabby Davis had a first hand experience with her father passing after the first plane crash into the World Trade Center. She is frustrated with the way 9/11 is remembered here in Edmond.

“I am often very disappointed about the way we observe 9/11 locally,” Davis said. “Nobody mentions 9/11 on the day unless it is to use it as a teaching tool; it is more than a teaching tool.”

Davis’ father was there that day by chance, like many others. He had been working for the company Callixa, which is centered in San Francisco, Cali. He was in the North Tower on the 106th floor for a two day work conference. With such a terrible event, Davis’ grief is often misunderstood.

“I personally hate the way the entire country assumes my grief for a day and then forgets about it promptly after,” Davis said. “I remember 9/11 every single day; I grieve every day.”

Unfortunately, people today enjoy making jokes or memes about tragedies like 9/11which is completely unacceptable.

“I want people to understand that my father was an incredible, intelligent, loving human being who loved his family more than anything else and now I don’t have that in my life because of what happened on that day: why would that be an acceptable thing to joke about?” Davis said.

This day is important and will go down in history, thus it deserves the respect and acknowledgement of any other American day of remembrance or holiday.

“I want people to learn about why it happened, how it happened and what we can do as a generation to condemn hatred and terrorism,” Davis said.

 

Contact Reka Nagykaldi at [email protected]

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