Saturday, May 04, 2013
No, we weren't there. But we might well have been, had not Joe's college education been interrupted by a four-year hiatus, courtesy of the United States Navy. We were living in Norfolk (of course) when it happened and were filled with grief combined with disbelief.
We were there for the second annual memorial observance, and several more after that
Today this date is observed by the general public with Star Wars images and a slogan, "May the Fourth be with you." At first I found that offensive. And then I began to like it. Anything that will keep the date in people's minds. Anything. If someone hears the slogan and then pauses and thinks, "Wait, wasn't that . . . ?" that is good. We must never forget.
And also with you.
Posted by Nancy, Near Philadelphia on Saturday, May 04, 2013