The YA Giveaway Hop was wonderful. So many great responses!
And the winner is...
Now to the importance of NOT forgetting. The following phrases are pretty familiar:
Remember the Alamo
December 7th, the day that will live in infamy
9/11...we will never forget
So I have to shake my head in wonder when I hear the following phrase:
Why can't black people just get over slavery and forget that whole civil rights stuff already?
(Yes, I've heard this come from more than one person's lips -_-)
History, with ALL its many flaws, is studied, written about and re-written in correction. The purpose isn't to bemoan its occurrence, but to learn from it, grow from it and enhance the present from the lessons of the past. It is also very good to engage in learning of the past to identify with historical heritage.
History isn't something to be swept under the rug because of disgust, shame or fear of its many ugly parts. There's plenty of beauty in the past as well.
What are your thoughts when it comes to history?