Years ago, when a movie about the
Alamo came on TV, my husband the Canadian said we didn’t need to
watch it. “I know,” he said. “REMEMBER
THE ALAMO! Big victory, right?” U. S.
“No,” said I. “Big
died.” U. S.
So why DOES this country memorialize defeats? Come on, can you think of any day of the year that celebrates a big victory? Any inspirational slogan?
All I really know about the Spanish American War is “REMEMBER THE MAINE!” Wasn’t that a ship that sank?
And within my lifetime, a disaster that has not only a slogan but a day named after it – and a song. I still remember all the words, but you probably don’t, so here it is: