Today, April 20th is our wedding anniversary. We chose this date for its cooler weather, it’s springtime flowers and to be honest the availability of the church. But over the years this date has taken on new meaning as several senseless tragedies have taken place either on or near it.
April 19, 1993 ~~ The FBI’s siege of the Branch Davidian in Waco, Texas
April 19, 1995 ~~ Oklahoma City Bombing
April 20, 1999 ~~ Columbine shooting
It’s also a date that has significance in the past ~~
it marks the birthdate of Adolf Hitler in 1885
and the Bay of Pigs Invasion in 1961
420 National Weed Day
I feel like a real Debbie Downer bringing up the correlation between my wedding anniversary and these significant events in history but I do think about it every year when I’m celebrating and others must be reflecting upon their loses.
But of course I’m also reflecting on how lucky I am to be celebrating another year of marriage to Nanook of the North. Happy Anniversary Nanook!