History changes with time. Once a generation passes our perceptions of events change with their passing. To view events from a one hundred year perspective gives us insight into the events of our own time.
“A nation which does not remember what it was yesterday, does not know what it is today, nor what it is trying to do. We are trying to do a futile thing if we do not know where we came from or what we have been about.”
~ Woodrow Wilson