Tuesday, May 03, 2005

In some cemetery midnight underneath a wreath of rock, a living man awakens and surveys his tomb in shock

I post this a day early, quite intentionally,with hope that those who come by here tonight will take a moment to remember the tragedy at Kent State, May 4, 1970. I shamefully admit I would have forgotten myself had a friend not reminded me. To those unfamiliar with this catastrophe, you can read about the massacre here.
Four Dead in Ohio..........

Bill Schroeder

Sandy Scheuer

Allison Krause

Jeffrey Miller

I sent a brief e-mail to a survivor last night just to let him know I was thinking about him. He replied with gratitude and grace for which I was appreciative. Still, I am disheartened. Have we come far enough in 35 years?

8 Comments:

Blogger sapere aude said...

And thank you for reminding me as well. Once again, insightful posts. peace

8:16 PM  
Blogger Pax said...

In the past years since Kent State things are very different but not better. Now we face a war in Middle east rather than Southeast Asia. In the 70's there were so many voices raised against the war - now this war is pushed to the back (more worried about runaway brides). Then there seemed to be a cohesive element to groups opposed to the war or interested in the environment. Now too many are competing for our voices, our feet, our dollars.

9:36 PM  
Blogger I Am The Walrus said...

Unfortunately I remember that day all too well. I wonder why we have come so far and haven't been able to leave war behind..

10:30 PM  
Blogger sapere aude said...

Your post also inspired me to post in remembrance of Kent State massacre. thank you.

11:12 PM  
Blogger SeizeTheNite said...

What a beautiful post...if not for you I would have forgotten that today was the anniversary. People like to say we've come so far since then...but has anything really changed at all?

2:05 PM  
Blogger Spyder said...

We will not forget.

6:49 PM  
Blogger Disembodied Head said...

The Disembodied Head has always been concerned that these types of tragic events are not taught in schools. He did not find out about the Kent State Massacre until he was in college. This is a shame because younger generations have no idea about some of these events... we have only been taught the more glorified and better moments of our nation's history. Anyway - thanks for the reminder!

1:23 AM  
Blogger Green-Eyed Lady(GEL) said...

Thx for reminding those who may have forgotten.

2:16 AM  

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