Why not bestow the day with the honor it deserves. A National Holiday. Close the banks. Close the schools, and close the federal offices.
What? We have too many holidays? We can't have more than 10? Then let's toss labor day over the side? Why do we celebrate corrupt greedy unions anyways? Instead of not doing labor, let's do service on that day!
The real insult is that the intent is not to make you remember the 9/11 tragedy, it is to make you forget it. By morphing the day from what should rightfully be a holiday, into a recruitment tool for the likes of ACORN, they begin the process of having it's origin fade away.
It's only one of many remarkable acts of newspeak we increasingly observe.
I am not against a day of service. I like the idea very much. Just not on 9/11. In fact, I put my whole hearted support behind the MLK Day effort to establish that day as a day of service. It makes much more sense to have a day of service on a day of celebration. A day that is intended to celebrate the birth of someone who is considered a great champion of unity. Service on a day of mourning is well... inappropriate.
The past is alterable
The past only exists in the human mind. The human mind is infinitely malleable.
George Orwell, "1984"