Together | We May Not Have It All Together, But Together We Have It All!
More than any other time in my life, I have become very aware of the word – together. I was young, but I do remember some of the events of the 1970s, like the Vietnam War: the U.S. was afraid that communism would spread to South Vietnam and then the rest of Asia, Roe v. Wade: the landmark Supreme Court decision legalized abortion in first trimester of pregnancy, and the Senate Select Committee began televised hearings to investigate Watergate cover-up.
The 1980s were the period in my life when I didn’t just remember events, I actually understood them, like when the U.S. hostages held in Iran were released after 444 days in captivity, President Reagan was shot in the chest by John Hinckley, Jr., and Sandra Day O'Connor was sworn in as the first woman Supreme Court justice.
The 1990s were the years I had grown up, and understood events better than I did the decade before, like the Persian Gulf War: U.S. code named ―Desert Storm, started to drive Iraqis out of Kuwait, the House of Representatives votes to impeach President Clinton on charges of perjury and obstruction of justice, the school shooting at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colo., left 14 students and 1 teacher dead, and 23 others wounded.
The year 2000 opened up with the high drama of Y2K, and each national or world event after it has shaped humanity in some shape or form. Many of these events have brought millions of global citizens closer – closer together, with a synergy and a belief that we all are better off when we unite and work together.