“Remembering 9/11 and the Lesson of Antietam”


It has become my custom on 9/11 to think back to a different day during a different September when America suffered an even more catastrophic loss of life. As I first explained in 2012, the events of Sept. 11, 2001, and Sept. 17, 1862, have become inextricably linked in my mind. In recognition of both events—and as a continuing cautionary tale against forgetting either of them—I offer a repost of a reflection I put up during ECW’s first year, Remembering 9/11 and the Lesson of Antietam.

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2 Responses to “Remembering 9/11 and the Lesson of Antietam”

  1. Lyle Smith says:

    9/11 memory is much like Civil war memory. Nobody wants to remember the reason it happened. Sad.

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