The September remembrances — and forgettings — are upon us once again. For the last time, the families of those who perished at the World Trade Center in Manhattan on September 11, 2001 were able to physically visit the site of that unforgettable crime. Next year, large-scale construction projects will prevent them from gathering at the place where their husbands, wives, sons, daughters and parents took their last breaths. September will always be a painful month for them, and the lack of any clearly marked, individual graves to tend and visit throughout the years will undoubtedly augment their suffering.
About Laurie King
Associate Professor of Teaching in the Department of Anthropology, Georgetown University, Washington, DC; writer, editor, co-founder of Electronic Intifada, Electronic Iraq, and Electronic Lebanon. [Full bio]