With the reported death of Osama Bin Laden, the mastermind of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks on the United States, Sunday evening, I wondered if we would remember what we were doing when the reports of his death erupted on the news and Facebook and finally from the White House. Certainly the 9-11 attacks had more impact on us, but I wonder if his death will have any impact on us at all.
My parents could both tell me what they were doing on December 7, 1941 - the day Pearl Harbor was attacked. Likewise, they knew where they were on VE day (Victory in Europe) and VJ day (Victory in Japan). I haven't included what I was doing on 9-11 in my personal notes. Maybe I should.
Copyright 2011, ACK for Gene Notes