This spring marks the anniversary of several very important events in the history of the United States. Everyone is busy with end-of-the-semester activities but we need to pause and reflect that 150 years ago Lee surrendered to Grant, the Civil War ended and President Lincoln was assassinated.
We also need to remember that 70 years ago President Franklin Roosevelt died and World War II was coming to its end. Murray State University did not exist at the time of the Civil War but 51 young men from this very campus gave their lives for the cause of freedom in World War II. That number would fill a large classroom in Faculty Hall. Let’s not get so busy that we forget these sacrifices.
Letter from, Winfield Rose, Professor of political science