In my Political Science class, we were each assigned oral presentations about famous US Supreme Court cases, and we were all writing down notes as each person presented. Towards the end, the teacher started reviewing some himself. At one point he got to the Korematsu v. US case
, and he also mentioned how, decades after the lost case, Fred Korematsu was awarded the Freedom Medal.
When he got to that line about the medal and I tried to write it down, I got teary and choked up just thinking about it, the whole hero symbollically triumphing in the end. I don't normally do that. It was a near Pavlovian reaction, barely controllable, exceedingly difficult to try to choke back. I don't usually get sentimental that easily.