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A nation comes together
The weekend of June 5–6 marked two momentous events in the history of the United States: the 60th anniversary of D–Day, the Invasion of Normandy; and the passing of Ronald W. Reagan, the nation's 40th president. For many days, the media alternated between covering the celebrations going on in France, and running stories and interviews with people who worked for, knew, or reported on President Reagan. The one thematic thread that wove inevitably through the reporting on both of these landmark occasions was that the world is witnessing the passing of an era.
With the death of the former president, the world heard repeatedly that his passing signals the end of an age of optimism and hope. And as veterans of World War II, their ranks severely thinned since the 50th anniversary, gathered to commemorate the day they stormed ashore at Normandy and to honor their fallen comrades buried in France, reporters reminded viewers again and again that the veterans' advancing age and diminishing numbers mark the waning of a generation that somehow seems to have been more noble, less self–involved, and surer of their place in the world than any generation before or since.
Enjoy 1 free Sentinel article or audio program each month, including content from 1898 to today.
with contributions from Barb Wilcox, Bridget Broadhurst Anerly, Rachel Anna McVey, Sue Rohde, Chris Ugwueze
ITEMS of INTEREST
with contributions from Allison Kennedy, Katharine Goodloe
FINDING HOME the adventure goes on
By Phil Davis
You can help refugees HERE AND NOW
By Beverly Goldsmith
What do you call HOME?
with contributions from Joy Osmanski, António Gonga, Cynthia Tyler, Ben Rogers, Gianluca Radivo, Stephen Lapointe
I stopped fighting against my prayers
By Kathryn Dunton
On a totally OPEN ROAD
By Patricia Kadick
Quick headache relief
By Kim Proctor
Just in time!
By Poonam Likhi
What makes the Good Book so good?
By Cheryl Ranson
The Purpose–Driven Life—Is it enough?
By Meg Dendler
'Right adjusts the balance'
By Kurt Shillinger
Freed from symptoms of heat exhaustion
Prayer heals diagnosed growth on spine