Memorial Day

A Footnote and Friends

Footnotes might be called the Rodney Dangerfield of American History: “They don’t get no respect.” Well, some of them anyhow. That’s a crying shame, too, because some can still teach us important lessons we could benefit from today, but only if we know about them, of course.

I was keenly reminded of the sad plight of one particular American footnote last month, specifically on Thursday, January 23, 2020, while perusing the two newspapers I read regularly: The News Tribune of Tacoma and The Seattle Times. Neither mentioned anything about the

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