Recordatio, Etiam Atque Etiam
Holding to tradition, I'll point you to my entry about 9/11 from 2006, if you're curious about my memories of the event and my thoughts on its aftermath. My invitation for feedback in the comments on that entry remains open, even though not many people have taken me up on it since then.
MSNBC's tradition on this anniversary is to devote at least part of the day's airtime to a rebroadcast of NBC's live news coverage of the event. My morbid side tends to get the better of me when I wake up to this in the morning, so I watch it for a while and end up pensive for the rest of the day--even as I see people in general thinking less and less about it over the years.
Those who have been thinking about it seem to have gotten more ignorant and less tolerant this year as opposed to how they were at this time last year, when I was feeling rather optimistic. I almost can't believe that there was almost a public Qur'an burning in the United States today, and the ongoing debate over the "mosque" in lower Manhattan is disheartening and dumb for all sorts of reasons (not the least of which is the fact that there was a Muslim prayer room in the World Trade Center itself).
In my original 9/11 entry, I asked what the world might be like on September 11, 2011...as close as that date is now, my hopes aren't nearly as high as they could be.