December 7, 1941; November 22, 1963; September 11, 2001; January 6, 2021; February 24, 2022. The bombing of Pearl Harbor; President Kennedy’s assassination; terrorist attacks on U.S. soil; the Capitol Insurrection; Russia invasion of Ukraine.
Some dates anchor us permanently, lodged in our brain apparatus such that no Google search is necessary to immediately recall the event, it’s historical context, and eventual significance in reshaping the world.
Courage over Cruelty, Democracy over Autocracy
The inhumane and unprovoked invasion in Ukraine by Russia is heart wrenching, a tragedy seemingly incomprehensible in 2022. Our hearts and prayers are with the Ukrainian people. The courage, bravery, and resilience displayed in the face of such gut-wrenching chaos illuminates a remarkable light in the darkened state. An HS Management Partners team member is of Ukrainian descent and has family there, and so, of course, the hardship for our colleague, a member of our HSMP family, and us, is very personal.
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