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The Earth Hides the Failure of Man. 5th Anniversary of Haiti’s Catastrophic Earthquake

by / Friday, 09 January 2015 / Published in 2010 Earthquake, Blog, HR&DC Initiative, Jim's Corner, Jim's Corner
Haitian National Memorial & Peace Park | Mass Gravesites

Unlike any of my previous trips to Haiti over the last 5 years, as I prepare to board my plane I am more anxious that normal and unsure as to what challenges or types of situations (riots, collapse of the government) await my arrival. I guess a country in crisis and teetering on the edge of country-wide unrest can create such trepidation.

In any event, I will be in Haiti for 6 days continuing my efforts to provide dignity for the dead and hope and opportunity for the living. And though I will conduct and attend numerous meetings, the focus of this trip centers squarely on honoring and remembering the fallen in Titanyen.

To that end, on the fifth anniversary of Haiti’s catastrophic earthquake, (January 12th), I’ll once again travel to where the earth hides the failure of man. I will grieve for those to broken to cry. I will steady myself and embrace those who wander the mass grave sites looking for closure and I will bow my head and whisper to those entombed, “you are not alone and you have not been forgotten.”

…and the journey continues…

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