History teaches everything including the future. –Lamartine

I guess this is the week for us to not forget history. I know history in school often seems boring and pointless but I think it holds the power to help us in our future. Without it we’re destined to make the same mistakes again. Twenty years ago today was the Chernobyl accident in Russia. If you don’t know what this is I suggest you go to this site and read up and also view the pictures. Props to Laura for the link. It might seem silly to take a moment to remember something that happened 20 years ago in a country you’ve never even been to, but I find it important. We’re all on this earth together and being human, I think we’re all connected to one another. The Chernobyl incident still affect people today.

Yesterday was the Holocaust Remembrance Day. It’s hard to believe that this even took place just over 60 years ago. It may seem like a long time but in the grand scheme of things it really hasn’t been that long. I hope that no one ever forgets the atrocities that took place in Germany. And I hope and pray that nothing like that ever happens again. Even though it does. When are people going to stop killing eachother? *Sigh* We would do well to learn our history and to pay attention to our fellow mankind.

The pictures below may be disturbing, but I don’t really care, it’s just a reminder of what happened over 60 years ago.

We are so fortunate.

Survivors liberated from one of the camps.

A literal mountain of eyeglasses.

Children used in medical experiments. So sad.

A moutain of shoes leftover from murdered prisoners.

A country without a memory is a country of madmen.
George Santayana


  1. Anthony B. said,

    April 29, 2006 @ 5:36 am

    Wow dude…
    I have never even heard of the Chernobyl accident…
    I will definately read up about that…
    Hey, I am not sure if I am going to that going away part for Jake and Kara, but I will know later today before the event actually takes place…
    You just rest for now though…

  2. Anthony B. said,

    April 30, 2006 @ 3:44 am

    One time at band camp………………………..

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