Weekly Challenge: Forgotten History- 9/11

9:11 Memorial

I have a challenge for you.

Every week, I’ll post a challenge. It can be about anything, on any topic. They will challenge the way you think, the way that you see the world. It will make you think, forcing you to step back and reevaluate. In the end, you may find that it will change your world.
Today’s challenge: Forgotten History- 9/11

The Internet is abuzz today with passionate posts commemorating 9/11. And while I admire everyone’s passion, I am struck by the phrase “you are not forgotten.” Much is said about these events, and we declare that those affected by them are not forgotten. We remember the lost, the injured, those that gave their lives both in unwilling and willing sacrifice.

They are not forgotten, but… We are very good at forgetting the past. No? Let’s go through a few simple questions just to find out.

Does anyone know what happened on December 7? Can you tell me about the Lusitania, much less the date that it happened? How about much more recent (for the younger kids on here): does the name Columbia mean anything to you? Or the Oklahoma bombing?

See, tragic events are not forgotten… until that generation moves on. All too often, the children know nothing of what has occurred, and history is forgottenHave you forgotten?

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