I received this press release yesterday afternoon. I assume it’s a joke.
Let me rephrase that; it’s obviously a joke. But I fervently hope that this isn’t really the way Ron Kirk and Shaun Donovan intend to ‘remember’ 9/11:
US TRADE REPRESENTATIVE AND HUD SECRETARY TO MARK 9/11 ANNIVERSARY BY PARTICPATING IN A SERVICE EVENT IN NEW YORK CITY
New York City, NY – On Friday, September 11th, U.S. Trade Representative Ronald Kirk and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan will work with Common Ground to paint a Times Square apartment for a formerly homeless person.
On the eighth anniversary of September 11th, President Obama is calling on all Americans to participate in service projects across the country as a part of the administration’s “United We Serve” Initiative. Ambassador Kirk and Secretary Donovan will commemorate the 9/11 anniversary by engaging in service in New York City. For the past 19 years Common Ground has worked to create permanent solutions to homelessness.
Times Square Apartments
255 West 43rd Street (at 8th Avenue)
New York, NY 10036
Media Access Time: 3:00 pm
If the White House really regards this as the best way to remember an unprovoked attack that slaughtered 3,000 innocent men, women, and children, then I can only conclude that they are trying to hide the real meaning of 9/11.