What is the difference between commemorating an event in our history and exploiting it? When is it too soon to bring out the merchandise?
This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, tragedy. For many, this event changed their view of the United States, of our society and of the world.
Michael's craft store at Westgate Shopping Center is putting out memorabilia for sale to commemorate the event, and, according to staff, the merchandise will be available up to Sept. 11. Are there others out there doing the same?
Is it time to commemorate this turning point in American history, or is it still too soon after the tragedy?