December 7

There’s a lot going on right now.  All of us are extra busy with the rush of holiday shoppers.  Then there’s our own personal preparation for the upcoming events.  Weather has been making news in many areas of the country.  And, of course, there are always world events to keep our minds occupied.

But, in the midst of all that, let’s not forget that Sunday morning, sixty-five years ago today, when the United States was suddenly, violently shaken out of its complacency and forced into World War II.  While many of us don’t remember that day, (or weren’t even born yet), each of our lives were impacted by the events of that December morning.

Let’s never forget that even in 1941 we were affected by events that happened half way around the world.  Today, with high speed communications and transportation, the world is even smaller and global events are more relevant to each of our lives.

Time has a way of making us forget.  I remember when I was a kid that Pearl Harbor Day was a big deal.  Today I noticed that our local daily newspaper didn’t even mention it. That’s too bad.

"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it."  George Santayana


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