The "Memorial"

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The "Memorial"
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Fri, 01-14-2011 - 10:50am

Anyone have a problem with the way things went with at this thing? A little uncomfortable was it? Creepy? A little too much like a political rally? Cheering at a memorial for the families and victims of this horrible crime? That's just not right.

"Resist, we much. We must, and we much. About that, be committed."

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iVillage Member
Registered: 03-30-2007
Fri, 01-14-2011 - 11:09am

No, Brett Humme is creepy.

iVillage Member
Registered: 10-22-2009
Fri, 01-14-2011 - 11:21am

Curious why do you think it was creepy? and just not right...?


I had no problem with it the nation is grieving ... ppl came for hope and encouragment. "Cheering, is the MOST appropriat­e public expression America has seen in

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Registered: 03-02-2009
Fri, 01-14-2011 - 12:14pm

Because it was a memorial service for the victims, the last thing I expected was a cheering crowd. Not Obama's fault, but I wish he would have said something to stop it.

I've never in my life gone to a memorial and cheered, so I was a bit surprised. Remember, this isn't some kind of rally, it's a memorial for the victims. The only other one like that I can remember is the Wellstone memorial, which really got out of hand.

If you feel it's entirely appropriate, that's fine. I'd imagine you've had experience with other memorials where there was a cheering crowd.

"Resist, we much. We must, and we much. About that, be committed."

iVillage Member
Registered: 10-22-2009
Fri, 01-14-2011 - 12:17pm
yes, I have been to quite a few memorials that celebrated life....
iVillage Member
Registered: 03-02-2009
Fri, 01-14-2011 - 12:32pm

Oh, celerated life. Like a memorial for the victims. I haven't been to any with a cheering crowd. When that happens it really isn't a memorial for the victims anymore, it becomes a rally for those that are there.

"Resist, we much. We must, and we much. About that, be committed."

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Registered: 11-04-2010
Fri, 01-14-2011 - 12:41pm
I read something for someone who was bothered by the cheering until she saw Christina Green's mother really clapping. She figured that if it didn't seem to be bothering the mother, then maybe she shouldn't be so bothered about it. I agree.
iVillage Member
Registered: 10-22-2009
Fri, 01-14-2011 - 12:53pm
As I said, it did not seem to upset the ppl at the memorial...imo that is all that really matters!
iVillage Member
Registered: 03-30-2007
Fri, 01-14-2011 - 1:11pm

I've already made know to my family, I don't want a funeral.

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-03-2009
Fri, 01-14-2011 - 1:24pm

I didn't find it "creepy" but yes, it sounded like a campaign rally rather than a thoughtful and solemn memorial.

Jabberwocka

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Fri, 01-14-2011 - 4:04pm

I'm going to quote Jon Stewart, "Have you ever been to an Irish Wake?"

 


 


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