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yes we remember....

My grandmother remembered October 29th, 19.29 because the bank where she had their little nest egg closed its doors.  She remembers exactly how she felt, and what happened afterwards.  The Great Depression left many scars on that generation.    And we learned the rich were not good stewards of the nation’s wellbeing

My parents all remembered December 7th, 1941  as a “date which will live in infamy”.  They could tell me exactly where they were and what they were doing when they heard the news – I wish I could remember – and the United States entered WWII.  And we learned one country couldn’t exist in isolation but needed allies.

I remember November 22nd, 1963.  My mother picked me up from school and I was chattering as always and she just kept looking over at me.  Finally she asked me if the teachers had said anything about the news, and then told me what had happened.   We lost Camelot that day; I often wonder if things would be different now if he had survived.  “Don’t let it be forgot” we sang and wept, and we learned that change was inevitable as well as disruptive. 

And my kids remember 09.11.  They can tell their stories from 17 years ago; Frank and I were in the Animal Kingdom watching The Lion King when the show was interrupted with an order to evacuate the parks.  Even after seeing tape after tape of the attack and the collapse of the buildings, even after seeing the damage to the Pentagon, even after the last plane was reported as crashed, there hung an air of incredulity over the entire story.  We learned the power of unity; we learned that extremism was deadly.   But today, some people remember the wrong things and have learned to hate and fear others.  Today we seem all too eager to give up freedom in return for an illusion of security.  Today we seem to focus on the terrorists, never asking or even caring what embittered them.
 
 
 
Yes, we will all remember what happened – but have we forgotten what we learned?
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