History will be selective, we know, as to what accounts of the tragedy of Katrina will be preserved. This selection is one that I would make required reading to every secondary (and college) student in the country.
What does it mean to be an American? A human being? A contributing member of society?
It may not be the end-all on the tragedy, yet I don't think anyone who considers themselves a member of the human race could read this and not get in touch with something inside of themselves.