By Simon Moore
History is once again slowly fading into irrelevance. The world has now farewelled the last veteran of the First World War, Claude Choules who has passed at age 110.
We can now no longer look into the eyes that saw the horrors of that conflict and as we move further and further away from it, it becomes one of the archived conflicts that fails to bear relevance to the modern day. American Independence, The Mexican victory against the French that is celebrated today, cinco de mayo. These conflicts are now merely notations in history.
Someday we too shall look back at the War on terror and fail to see any connection between the idiotic antics of Osama bin Laden and how we are living life - probably by then we shall be consumed with other battles and other wars. Yet today we close a chapter on living history as Claude Choules is farewelled and in the same vein we saw the fullstop on America's prolonged search for revenge for 9/11.
What other living history are we slowly seeing fade from society? What do you think? think, reflect and remember... disqus!!!
N.B Inspired by Sean Maguire who is enduring an intense hangover from defying the HPD rules to drinking over the last 24 hours.