December 7, 2011

Remembering Pearl Harbor

Seventy years.  What saddens me most about today is the lack of acknowledgment, the dearth of television specials, parades, patriotism on display.  It shouldn't catch people by surprise, as they write the date on a document, that today is the seventieth anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor.  There should have been weeks and days of planning to mark the occasion. 

The number of survivors is dwindling as age catches up with them.  The Pearl Harbor Survivors Association will officially disband at the end of the year - there simply aren't enough of them still alive to keep the organization running.  Will we do their service justice, or continue down this path of forgetting and treating this day like any other?

looking up from the USS Arizona Memorial

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