Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Century Marks

Even after 100 years, some things don't change.

We still live in dangerous times. A century ago, America under President Woodrow Wilson was reticent about engaging in foreign entanglements. Then we plunged into World War I, ostensibly "the war to end all wars."

Didn't quite work out that way. A hundreds years later, we still find ourselves juggling crises on a world stage, even as many Americans look to pull back from our role as the "world's policeman."

This weekend two events took place in Delaware County to mark the historic events that took place 100 years ago.

In Media, they gathered to note the entry of America into World War I. And in Eddystone, they took the time to remember one of the borough's darkest days, and honor those lost in the great Eddystone Ammunitions Co. blast. More than 130 people lost their lives in the disaster. The remains of many of the victims were never recovered.

But that did not stop many from traveling to their common grave in Chester Rural Cemetery to remember the lessons of the past.

You can read our editorial here.


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