03/11/2011

©Reuters

It would be remiss of me not mention today marks seven years since the giant earthquake, tsunami and nuclear meltdown, struck Northern Japan. Tens of thousands of people lost either their lives, families, homes, or communities (or a combination of those).

Today the problems of the Fukushima power plant are still not solved and quite precarious. Children who lost families are coming of age into their teens and families who lost a one or more members still battle demons and depression. Many who lost homes and were put in temporary housing have never had new homes built. Life remains uncertain and any sense of normalcy has not returned for many people who receive little aid in their struggles.

The photo above (I could only find Reuters News as a credit) captures the devastation and the horrific realization of disaster more than any words I can write. Look hard and know there are still people struggling after all this time.

Never forget.

FV