This is Our History But Not Our Future

Today is Holocaust Remembrance Day in Israel. Last night, many gathered to remember. Today in school, children are gently being taught of what was. This morning at 10:00 a.m., air raid sirens sounded all over Israel – in every city, every town, every village, on the radio, in the cars and buses.

For two minutes, people stood in silence, paid tribute, remembered, and prayed it would never happen again. Many, like me, thought of the dangers that face us, that threaten. Many, like me, find comfort in the army that is our sons and daughters. They stand between us and the next Holocaust.

There are few pictures that encapsulate so much as the one that appears below. If there ever was an apt example of a picture speaking a thousand words (and more), this would be it. This evil is what we faced. That a man could face a woman and a child and take aim…this is evil. This is fascism. This was Nazism. This is anti-Semitism.

This is our history but it will NOT be our future. Never again.

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