Thursday, June 23, 2011

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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

At the Holocaust Museum

After the Holocaust, the kids were asked to reflect upon several questions:

  1. zWhich exhibit “spoke” most deeply to you?

Probably the cattle car. I think it was the shock of realizing I was in the same place that so many had suffered – even died.  It was a very emotional experience.

The exhibit that told me that children were not exempt from the living hell.
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The shoes cause it was hard to think that they all belonged to someone.
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The exhibit Daniel’s Story “spoke” the deepest to me because it had a lot of connections with my everyday life. Also, I liked how his dieary was spread out through the exhibit.
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  1. Which exhibit helped you to connect most closely with an individual or individuals?

The Hall of Remembrance. I lit a candle for my person who died at Aushwitz.
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There was a picture slideshow that showed some of the dead.  This one woman’s face as she lie dead hit me like a ton of bricks.

Daniel’s Story because that could have easily been my family and I.

  1. How has your visit to the Holocaust Museum impacted you?

What I learned is this:  Don’t take life for granted because you never know when it’s gonna end.

Life isn’t fair.
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I finally realized how America did nothing to help the matter which could have changed everything.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

It's the soldier, not the
reporter, who gives us
freedom of the press.

It’s the soldier, not the poet, who gives freedom of speech.
It’s the soldier, not the
campus organizer who allows us to demonstrate.

It’s the soldier, who salutes the flag, serves the flag, and whose cof- fin 
is draped with the flag that allows the pro- testers to burn the flag.

If not for the soldier, there would be no land of the free.
Author Unknown

Marybeth reads comments from the Pentagon Dedication ..

Remembered and honored are fellow workers, friends, and family members. They were men and women at their desks in the Pentagon, who one morning kissed their loved ones goodbye, went off to work and never came home. And they were the passengers and the crew aboard Flight 77, who in their last moments made phone calls to loved ones, and prayed to the Almighty, before their journey ended such a short distance from where it began.

Freedom of Speech

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.