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Do not forget me

As the “Chilean 18” ―one of the most important Chilean weekends for the patriot day on Sept 18― is about to finish, it seems to me that Sept 11 (the day of military coup) was long time ago.
Since we human beings forget things, we tend to register some important events like Chilean 9.11 as a history. But sometimes it’s not that simple: it is quite surprising to see how little is written about the 17-year-long dictatorship in Chilean history textbook.
Likewise, in Thailand, on the other side of the planet, the historical person (not even an “event”) is about to be erased from its history.
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2 different use of national flag

In September you can see a lot of national flags on the streets, since Sept 18 is national patriot day and people prepare for the celebration.

But there is other big event, where people use the flag to manifest a forgettable event, o rather an event for not forgetting as if to say “Do you remember that day?”
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