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Quote of the Day

Age wrinkles the body. Quitting wrinkles the soul.
Douglas MacArthur

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I remember.

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I was born 20 years ago and could not control what happened before I was born.Even though I was not there, I remember.  I will never take the courage of others before me for granted. They endured things that I will never be able to understand.  I can not imagine being blatantly told that I was not worthy because of the color of my skin, but my parents can. My mother tells me of how she was hidden as a child because her skin was too bright. My father tells me of the day when he was refused a doctor’s appointment because someone else’s health was more important.

Today, I sit and thank god that someone stood up for the future.  As I sit at a college with students of all colors and religions, I think of fights that have not been fought yet. I think of immigrants who struggle to get by in this country. I think of Muslims who are constantly scrutinized in the media.  I think of those who are not yet born. I think of a future way beyond my own. For this very reason, I dedicate myself to helping others.  I will always remember.

“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it” –George Santayana

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Quote of the Day

“I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality.”

-Martin Luther King, Jr.

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