Author Archive | Chelsea Mack

Of Memory and Our Democracy

May 2, 2004 As the National World War II Memorial prepares to open, the secretary of State tells how these public spaces help everyone better understand what America is all about. By Colin Powell Every Memorial Day, my sister, Marilyn, and I would put on our Sunday best and accompany our parents to Woodlawn […]

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What others have said about Jeremiah…

May 12, 2004 Dear Ms. Mack, It's hard to believe that it has been seven years since Jeremiah died.  Most of what I remember of Jeremiah are the same things, it seems, that most people remember about Jeremiah: the times he made me laugh, his funny way of twisting his accent, the crazy things he […]

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Bridging Life and Death

By Chris Bergeron Tuesday, March 19, 2002 Working late one night, I got a call from my oldest sister who said our nephew Jeremiah, a Peace Corps volunteer in Africa, had been killed in an accident. I felt stunned as if kicked in the stomach. My eyes watered. Breath wouldn’t come. How could this tall, […]

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Heroes of War and Peace

If someone were to take only a cursory glance at that photo album they would have no idea just how much I loved Jeremiah. The collection of pictures, featuring my nephew and me, spans twenty-two years. The shots were gathered, bound in a leather album, and given to me about a year after Jeremiah died […]

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