Society 2.0: Never Forget

by Editorial

9/11 remembrances, kicking off football season, and going “ga ga” over meaty fashion.

By Helen Yoshida

U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta with President Barack Obama at last week's Pentagon memorial for 9/11. (Photo by Chad J. McNeeley/U.S. Navy)

A grievous and solemn day for many, last Tuesday marked the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, and social media was awash in remembrances. Last week also signified the start of the professional football season as well as a peek into Lady Gaga’s famed meat dress (among the threads of many other acclaimed female rock stars), courtesy of the National Museum of Women in the Arts newest exhibit “Women Who Rock: Vision, Passion, Power.”

“As painful as this day is and always will be, it leaves us with the lesson that no act of terrorism can ever change what we stand for” — bo via Barack Obama @BarackObama

“SecDef Panetta delivers remarks at a Patriot Day Remembrance Ceremony at the Pentagon. WATCH at ”  via The Pentagon Channel @pentagonchannel

“It’s extremely important that we never forget what occurred today 11 years ago on our nation’s soil. #neverforget … ” via Sargent Major Bryan Battaglia, Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff and the senior non-commissioned officer in the U.S. Armed Forces,  @SEAC_JCS retweeted via Department of Defense @DeptofDefense

Football season kicked off over the weekend featuring an intense game between the Washington Redskins (28) and the St. Louis Rams (31). Though the odds weren’t in favor of the capital’s team during this game, support is what counts so if you watched the game sporting a  Redskins jersey or team colors you were good to go.

“#Redskins LB @LFletcher59 speaks for Sunday’s loss: “Defensively, we didn’t play well enough to win. We need to be hard on ourselves” via Redskins @Redskins

“#Redskins fans pile around the team buses to wish their team a safe trip home from St. Louis. #HTTR  ” via Redskins @Redskins

For those Rockin’-istas that can’t get enough of Fashion Week, head over to Washington’s own National Museum for Women in the Arts where fashion, imagination, empowerment and creativity intertwine.

“Um, you guys, did you know you can see @LadyGaga’s iconic #VMA meat dress up close and personal?  ” via MTV @MTV

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