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Reflections On Memory and National Days for Remembrance

Lest we forget... let us remember

Yes, let us stop to reflect on the price of freedom, liberty, and justice for all people.  Memories define our very being.  What we remember and how  we remember it is who we are.

How do we learn?  How do we educate?

People throughout time have used the media of their day to create illusions and delusions.  The media, so much more ubiquitous and accessible, can readily be abused. 

   Part 1. Illusions and delusions: What are the greatest forces of evil in the world today? Of course, many will say, "Religion." Some might say, "Megalomaniacs" (and may be thinking of some of today's interpreters of religion and people like Ahmadinejad and his keepers, Saddam Hussein, Hitler, Stalin...).

   Part 2. First Principles

   Part 3. One possible nature of memory

   Part 4. So what?

Please explore the business developments of our veterans. The have a lot to teach us about service, thinking big, and executing fast. They're goal is to win.

-written by Bruce Camber for Memorial Day, Weekend,
originally  in 2003, yet  being updated for  May 2009

Learning from our History

Overview: In the USA  the country celebrates its history  a few times a year -- Memorial Day, July 4 and Veterans Day --  to remember those who have died fighting for our freedoms. Summarized by President F. D. Roosevelt in his 1941 State of the Union address, these are:

  • freedom of speech and expression

  • freedom to worship God in one's own way

  • freedom from want

  • freedom from fear

But if we, as a people throughout the world, do not understand memory and history, and truly remember, are we doomed to repeat the past?

Another way of asking that question is simply, "Will we always be at war?"

In four sections, the executive producer of Small Business School, Bruce Camber, reflects on the nature of a memory and our freedoms.