Tomorrow is 9/11. But you might want to set your alarm to remind you in case you forget.
But I fear that even with a collective alarm clock, Americans will simply hit the snooze button and continue slumbering.
Tomorrow is the 6 year anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on America. It was contemporary America's Pearl Harbor. At least it was 6 years ago. But like Pearl Harbor, the anniversary is already losing its power and meaning. It has just taken a lot less time.
I look in horror at countless stories on the wires about how people are already, it would seem, ready to put that infamous date behind us.
My son just turned 6 over the weekend. I will never forget the day we brought him from the hospital. It was a joyful day eclipsed by the horrors played out on live television. I woke up in the hospital room, my newborn beside me in his crib, to the sight of the second plane hitting the World Trade Center.
We were at war. I said it right there and then, right out loud.
And we are STILL at war.
Many have already relegated the "war on terror" to the trash heap of used up bumper sticker slogans.
I hope they never do the same with 9/11.
It may not be too late to stop it. So set that alarm clock tomorrow if you need to.
But personally, I will never hit that snooze button again.