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Consequences of Tragedy Memorials?

At the time of the 9/11 tragedy, the media played a vital role in keeping the world informed, as much as possible, about every aspect of the event. In addition, each year there are many ceremonies the commemorate the tragedy and recognize the many lives devastated by it. Similar events take place throughout the year to recognize the lives lost of other national heroes and those who died in other events, such as WW II or Vietnam. While I recognize the merits of such practices, do you think there are any negative consequences of such ceremonies on memories and the subsequent effects on functioning?

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Each year we as a nation do things to remember and commemorate the tragedy of 9/11, and other events; however, do we as a nation realize the possible effects that commemorating these things can have on the survivors of those who lost their lives as well as those that were involved and survived. There are five stages of grief that some must go through in order to ...

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Memorializing the events of a tragedy can have devastating effects on the survivors and family members of those tragedies. The media can over inform facts of tragedies which can cause undue stress on those involved in the tragedy. The solution discusses if there are any negative consequences of such ceremonies on memories and the subsequent effects on functioning.

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