Other things we should ‘never forget’

While no one needs a reminder about the Sept. 11 attacks, we could all use a refresher on what happened after

A drawing by Brittany Woodward, a student of Sequoyah Elementary School in Knoxville, Tennessee (Library of Congress)

“Never forget” is a peculiar slogan. Americans don’t need to be reminded of the most epochal event of our era, but that’s not really the point. The phrase is an invocation—a call to engage in the ritual of remembrance.