Yesterday, in anticipation for our September 11th broadcast, I setup an online poll via Twitter to ask our listeners if they thought 9-11 should be a national holiday. The results were pretty surprising.
This is something our listeners will email us about from time to time - "Why don't we get the day off for 9-11?"
Granted, not all of our listeners want September 11th to be a national holiday (as is evident from the results of yesterday's online poll - see below). Many of our listeners who voted no followed up their vote with a comment about how they feel it should just be a day of remembrance, like Pearl Harbor Day.
Even still, 50% of the people who took the poll said it should be a national holiday... Is it possible that the 50% who voted yes just wanted to get the day off from work? While I don't personally think it should be a national holiday, I can't blame anyone for trying to get a day off.
Anyway: like I said, it's a perfect split - 50% said yes, 50% no.
JERSEY CITY, NJ - SEPTEMBER 5: The annual Tribute in Light marking the 17th anniversary of the attack on the World Trade Center is tested in New York City on September 5, 2018 as seen from Jersey City, New Jersey. (Photo by Gary Hershorn/Getty Images)