Thursday, November 22, 2012

A day remembered

     Well, the day is almost over and thanks has been given, in worship this morning, at the beginning of a good meal, expressed to my sister, Janie, and together with her for mom and dad, and quietly in my heart for all of those who are a part of my life and ministry.  This Thanksgiving Day was a day of thanksgiving.

     Last year on this date, November 22nd, my post was entitled "What were you doing?"  I reflected upon the tragic events of November 22, 1963, when President John F. Kennedy was shot and killed in Dallas.  For those of us of that generation, this day will always have meaning and the events of that day will always resonate in our lives.  Naturally we are not what we were then, things change.  But I truly believe that we have lost so much over the years, losses that are increasing in speedy ways as time goes on.  The President's death did not bring this change about, but it serves as a recognizable starting moment in history.   We will survive, as history has shown.  President Kennedy's assassination took place 98 years following another presidential assassination on Good Friday, April 15th in 1865.  And the nation survived that terrible event.  But it behooves us to always "remember".

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