Kids born Dec 7th 1941 were 19 when I was born. I think about Pearl Harbor but don’t remember it. Kids born Sep 11th 2001 are 15 now. They probably think about 9-11 in a similar way that I think of Pearl Harbor. Being aware of this makes me think of Pearl Harbor differently.
My grandfather was born in 1895. He possibly knew people born in the 1700’s He definitey knew people who knew people born in the 1700’s.
Life is short, but at the same time, history really didn’t happen that long ago.