What You Need to Know is History Matters! The reason we celebrate Veterans Day on November 11th is because an armistice between Germany and the Allied nations on 11/11/1918, effectively ended the Great War. It’s a day to remember the men and women who have given their lives to protect their fellow men. We have to remember our history! Not because we are trapped by it, our history isn’t our destiny, but it is a part of what forms us. Honor our veterans today, because our history matters.
William Damon, senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, director of the Stanford Center on Adolescence, & professor of education at Stanford University, shares his new book A Round of Golf with My Father: The New Psychology of Exploring Your Past to Make Peace with Your Present. He explains how It’s helpful to think about the past in the right kind of way in order to prepare yourself for the future. William explains his journey to forgiving his father.
Jeff Gottesfeld, novelist, writer, & playwright, has a new book out called Twenty-One Steps: Guarding the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Jeff explains how impressive these guards are for standing and guarding the tomb of the unknown soldier and how they take their job seriously to show honor to those who have died in battle. Check out his websiteJeffGottesfeldWriter.com.
Wrap up: Let’s give thanks for the men and women in our lives who have served to protect our country!