So Alabama shouldn't be aloud to remember a legend because some terrorists decide to own 9/11 every year in the history of our country from that day forward?
I was joking. But I do find it interesting that there are people who will get really upset over things like this.
There's that now-infamous golf course that was offering a "$9.11" special to honor the day. That's worth attacking, because it shows a lack of perspective and common sense. But you can just go to Wikipedia and see all of the events that happened on September 11.
The Battle of Stirling Bridge
Hudson discovering Manhattan Island
The Battle of Brandywine
The groundbreaking for the Pentagon
Pete Rose breaking the hit record
Lots of notable births (O. Henry, Ed Reed) and deaths (Johnny Unitas).
This day may have a particularly terrible and important even associated with it, but that doesn't mean everything else goes away.
(Aside: Just for the record, I didn't know that both the discovery of Manhattan and the groundbreaking on the Pentagon were both on September 11. That's like O. Henry [second aside: oh, come on!] and Alanis Morrisette had a baby and named it this exact situation.)