Thursday, June 24

Remembering What Came Before

Remembering What Came Before

Take a moment and remember the people that came before. For every stride made. For advancing the cause of equality in ethnicity and gender. For standing with the disadvantaged and the infirm. For every life lived and every life lost.

What does each stripe mean to you? What does each star mean to you?

And this can be for everyone. People outside of the US are impacted by the actions of the people of the US every day. Whether that is positive or negative. And it will be both. And it is both. For all of us.


  • Reblogged this on INTO THE BARDO, A BLOGAZINE and commented:
    As many know, today in the United States – July 4 – (I think it is already July 5 is some parts of the world) we celebrate our Independence Day, something that means a lot to us and may be greeted with mixed feelings if you live elsewhere in the world. Hence, I apprecate Terri’s handling of this occasion on her blog. I would also submit, that whatever good we reap in the world, whatever good this human race is able to accomplish, is done on the shoulders of those who came before us and laid the groundwork for equality and human rights. No matter our race or nationality, we all owe a debt to such diverse peacemakers as Martin Luther King, Thich Nhat Hanh, Nelson Mandla and Dennis Brutus and others on a list too long to share here. If you have someone whose work of peace and love is particularly meaningful to you, perhaps you will tell us who and why in the comment section. Thank you!

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