I wasn't alive during the attack on Pearl Harbor. My parents, grandparents, and most adults were, when I was younger. They remembered the initial shock, and horror. They had to deal with the following years and losses of vast numbers of young folks that fought in places that were once exotic vacation locations. It all happened 80 years ago, and it's apparent many today have no idea of the significance of today's date. The call "Remember Pearl Harbor" has faded away into the past, and those that endured are mostly gone.
May we never forget how the world can be an evil place, run by evil people, and never be unprepared.
I have to add a local man's remains were finally identified, and they laid him to rest today. He was killed on the Oklahoma, and only modern technology finally allowed positive identification. He was given the burial of a hero, which is a fitting sendoff for a soul lost 80 years ago.
Meanwhile, another tyrannical Asian Empire rises in the east.ReplyDelete
To add insult to injury, the President is in their back pocket.Delete
Pa Wilder signed up the next day . . .ReplyDelete
My father finished boot camp at the end of the war, and was sent to occupied Japan.Delete
That shipped sailed. Lest we forget... what, again?ReplyDelete
Eighty years gives enough distance in generations to breed another group of citizens easily lulled into complacency.Delete