Why All Organizations Need History

Dan Gardner’s recent article makes a point about how celebrating their history is vital for maintaining morale in the military. There’s a term for it — Espirit de Corps. It’s also used in sports  — Every team, in every sport, around the world, hangs banners for its victories and tells tales of legends. “This is who we are,” the stories say. “And this is what we will do. Each of us is part of something much bigger than ourselves.”

Does your family history society celebrate its past achievements? Would doing so help it thrive?

One Reply to “Why All Organizations Need History”

  1. My family knows f*** all about its history and does not care to. I am the only FH lunatic n my family. They all think I am nuts. My daughter in law once accused me me of genealologifing every converation. Cheers, BT

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