Tuesday, November 22, 2005
Fading National Memory
Josh Marshall (actually one of his readers) brings up an interesting point: there is little-to-no notice in the media of the 42nd anniversary of John F, Kennedy’s assassination today. I guess it’s a sign that time is moving on. Growing up in the 1960s and 1970s, November 22nd was almost a national day of mourning every year. Even into the ‘80s and ‘90s there was some recognition of the day. Now, nothing. I was only 3 years old the day JFK was killed so I don’t remember it, but the echoes of that event lasted a long time through most of my early life.