Have been finding myself unexpectedly transfixed by all the coverage of the anniversary.... On a personal note, I am in AWE of the veterans who survived such tremendous hardship, who saw so much death & destruction, who went on to lead honorable, productive lives. Was there something different about that generation? How did they manage to emerge from all of this without a hint of the "symptoms" of "shell shock" that we have come to associate with WWI or with Viet Nam, The Gulf War or Iraq?

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If I am not for myself, who will be for me? If I am only for myself, what am I? If not now... when? --Hillel