History is an interesting thing. We might not be aware of it in the moment. But upon looking back, we are able to develop a clear picture of what has happened.
The six part miniseries The 80’s: The Decade That Made Us premiered on the National Geographic channel in 2013. Hosted and narrated by actor Rob Lowe, the program looks back at how the years of 1980-1990 changed America. Utilizing news clips, interviews, and other media, the audience is presented with a complete perspective of the decade.
I enjoyed this series. Encompassing every aspect of the era, it is an entertaining and captivating tale of how those ten years forever affected how we live today.
Today is the 19th anniversary of 9/11. I can’t believe that it is 19 years.
There is a whole generation of kids who were very young or not yet born when the towers fell. Looking back, the years leading up to September 11th, 2001 feels like a pleasant dream in which we were violently waken up from.
Though it is nearly a full generation, the pain and the grief feel as fresh as if it was September 12th, 2001. My heart still breaks for those who died that day and their surviving loved ones. Time can do many things, including heal old wounds. But it can never erase the memory of what happened that day.
May the memories of those were killed that day and those first responders who have died in the years since forever be a blessing to us all.