This Week...History Keeps Getting Further Away
Today marks the 78th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. If your knowledge of history needs some refreshing you can learn more about the Pearl Harbor National Memorial in Hawaii.
History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again. Maya Angelou
When I was thinking about this day, it occurred to me that the events that were so strongly etched in our minds when we were younger, keep getting further away.
I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past. Thomas Jefferson
I wonder if young people...and I’m including those in the 4o-50 age range know the significance of this day. I also wonder what if any of this is taught in our schools.
For example, I’m young enough that I only know that there was World War I and it was often called The Great War.
The very ink with which history is written is merely fluid prejudice. Mark Twain
And what about Viet Nam, September 11, Man’s walk on the moon??? They keep getting further away from us in time.
Is the only lesson of history to be that mankind is unteachable? Winston Churchill
While it is important to experience the present and not dwell on what was, we can’t forget what brought us to where we are.
Have a wonderful weekend!