A moment with a not-so-distant past

I have relatives who were born just a few short years after WW1 ended and are still alive. My father was born less than 13 years after WW2 ended. We call it history, we learn about it in history books, and at times it feels so distant. But here, and in many other places, you can still walk through that history. Its marks are still there, and that's a good thing.