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Remembering 9/11 and the Lesson of Antietam

As I first explained in 2012, the events of Sept. 17, 1862, and Sept. 11, 2001, have become inextricably linked in my mind. Both involved tremendous loss of life, and both left catastrophic scars on the American psyche. Both left … Continue reading

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Lost Shoes: A Historical Perspective

Missing shoes. Symbols of a hurried movement or a panic. Symbols left behind when the person has vanished suddenly from the scene. In Civil War history, lost shoes are often associated with New Market’s battlefield even though it was not … Continue reading

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Acts of violence against America

Acts of violence against America. That’s the context an exhibit panel challenged me to consider as I neared the end of the self-guided tour of the Sixth Floor Museum in the Texas Book Depository overlooking Dealey Plaza in Dallas, Texas. … Continue reading

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Commemorating the Anniversary of Antietam

“America will never forget what your loved ones did for all of us,” President Trump told audience members attending a 9/11 commemoration ceremony at Flight 93 National Memorial last week. The official White House video of the event ended with … Continue reading

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“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. … Continue reading

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9/11 and 9/17, Inexorably Linked: Remember

The events of 9/11/2001 and 9/17/1862 remain inextricably linked in my mind, tied together not only by the horror of what happen on those days but by national resolve to “Never forget.” Even as we build skyscraper-sized memorials to the dead … Continue reading

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“Never forget”: Remembering Antietam on 9/11

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 explained two years ago, the events of Sept. 11, 2001 and Sept. 17, … Continue reading

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“Never forget”–The lesson of Antietam on 9/11

As seems to be my custom on 9/11, my thoughts go back to a different day in a past September: September 17, 1862. As I explained last year, the events of Sept. 11, 2001 and Sept. 17, 1862, have become … Continue reading

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Antietam revisited on 9/11

As I wrote last year, the events of Sept. 11, 2001 and Sept. 17, 1862, have become inextricably linked in my mind. I took the opportunity this morning, in commemoration of the events of 9/11, to stop at Antietam, where … Continue reading

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Remembering 9/11 and the Lesson of Antietam

In commemoration of the tenth anniversary of 9/11, many people spent the weekend declaring, “We should never forget.” Of course, we never should forget the tragedies of that day and the lessons we’ve learned as a result. But I can’t … Continue reading

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