Such an arbitrary date to pick the signing of the Armistice between human and Zentraedi forces this was in Macross: Do You Remember Love? Surely back in 1983 there was no great significance about the date September 11. If we’re counting real years, this would have happened in 2009. However, DYRL isn’t part of the official timeline, as it presents a fictional re-telling of the events of Space War I.
The actual signing of the Armstice between the SDF-1 Macross and the Britai Adoclass Fleet would be on February 11. 2010 (ep 26), days after the wedding of human Maximilian Jenius and Meltran Millya Fallnya. I honestly prefer the TV series version of this event, but I admit DYRL gave us dramatic cheese of the highest order.
Captain Bruno Global declares the Armstice, presents the historical context and the genetic relationship between the Protoculture, Zentran, Meltran, and humans. The Zentran had just brought back Lynn Minmay from their captivity, who was able to find a song from the archives which the Zentran intend to use as a weapon against the Meltran. Minmay stated that the melody was in need of lyrics to become complete.
But then Misa Hayase and Hikaru Ichijo were also presented, both thought to be lost as well. And after being separated by light years, the triangle is reunited.
Armstice? The freaking spectacle of the reunion stole the show!
Nothing like this to remind us all that Macross is indeed a love triangle story set against a backdrop of great space battles. In my own way I commemorate the tragedy and heroics that transpired on September 11, 2001. Peace be with you all.