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    8/16/2010 11:53:28 AM Posted by Evan Gassman

    ground zeroAs you’ve probably heard, it seems that a mosque will be built two blocks away from the former site of the Twin Towers. Ground Zero is now empty, noisy with the sounds of reconstruction, and heavy with the memories of what occurred nearly nine years ago.

    Many were quick to applaud the decision, including New York’s Mayor Bloomberg. "The World Trade Center site will forever hold a special place in our city, in our hearts," he said. "But we would be untrue to the best part of ourselves, and who we are as New Yorkers and Americans, if we said no to a mosque in lower Manhattan."  

    Later, President Obama signed on and came out in support of the mosque at the White House Iftar dinner marking Ramadan. (For the record, President Obama did not host a public ceremony for the National Day of Prayer.) He clarified his statement by saying that he did not comment on the “wisdom” of constructing the mosque in that location.

    According to a CNN/Opinion Research survey, 68 percent of Americans oppose the building of the mosque near Ground Zero, while 29 percent favor it. Locally, 53 percent of New Yorkers oppose the building of the mosque, while 34 percent support it.

    Many, including the President himself, have called Ground Zero and the surrounding area “hallowed ground.” In other words, the area should be respected with high regard to people’s feelings. Regardless, despite the protests of many New Yorkers, Americans, and 9/11 victim families, the mosque is on schedule to be built.

    Chalk this up as another blow to the memory of the September 11th terrorist attacks. The President has displayed on numerous occasions that he does not hold this anniversary in high regard. That does not mean that you shouldn’t either.

    It seems that many are relentless in their efforts to make that memory simply disappear. Young America’s Foundation is working hard to keep the memory alive.  You too can join us in this fight.

    That is why every year since 2003, we’ve hosted the 9/11 Never Forget Project. This project helps students across the country properly remember the anniversary of September 11th by establishing a memorial consisting of 2,977 American flags.

    For more information about the 9/11 Never Forget Project, click here. Further, be sure to leave a comment on this page – how do you feel about the mosque being built near Ground Zero?


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