Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Happy Birthday Israel and O'Connor on Alzheimer's

"I submit to you that until you have actually stared Alzheimer's in the face … you cannot truly understand the deep sense of frustration, fear, helplessness and grief that accompany it," O'Connor says in a statement for the Senate Special Committee on Aging.

O'Connor Goes Public With Private Ordeal

I think that's about right.

May 14, 1948 the nation of Israel was declared to exist by proclamation of David Ben Gurion. Eleven (11) minutes later the United States of America became the first country to recognize the new nation. Sixty years ago today there once again was a nation of Israel. It had been nearly 2000 years since the nation was destroyed and its capital laid waste.

Pretty amazing.

1 comment:

nancy said...

Amen to Sandra O'Connor!