There are some days I make a point of remembering.
This is one of them, even though I’m far too young to have lived through it.
Because I believe it’s important not to forget how we came to enjoy the amount of freedom we have; that these world-shaking events did affect me personally, even if only indirectly through a long chain of cause and effect links.
(And, yes, we are free, more than any other country in the world. If you don’t believe it, I recommend you live somewhere else — not as a guest — even for a couple weeks; you’ll understand. I’ve done it; it’s eye-opening how much we take for granted.)
Anyway, I remember. Do you?