Loving America – Even With Difficult Memories

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Everyone over ninety remembers where he was and what he was doing when the attack on Pearl Harbor interrupted Sunday afternoon radio broadcasts, December 7, 1941.

Everyone over eighty remembers where he was and what he was doing when the radio once again crackled on Sunday April 12, 1945 to report the death of President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

Everyone over sixty remembers where he was and what he was doing on Friday November 22, 1963 when black and white televisions broadcast the assassination of President John F. Kennedy to a stunned nation.

And everyone over fifty remembers where he was and what he was doing on Monday March 30, 1981 when color televisions broadcast the unsuccessful assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan and his heroic reaction to having been shot.

But no one in elementary or secondary schools today remembers where he was and what he was doing on Tuesday September 11, 2001 because they weren’t even born.  Few college students today can remember the darkest day in American history because they were toddlers.

Those of us over twenty-five have an obligation to teach our youngest fellow citizens the importance of the tragic attack on our homeland on 911 and the necessity of eternal vigilance.

If you see something say something.  And, may God bless America.