Wednesday, December 07, 2005

A day that will live in infamy

Today is December 7th. Sixty-four years ago, on December 7, 1941, the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, HI, and the United States finally entered the Second World War.

Today is a good day to send up a prayer of thanks for the members of the "Greatest Generation" who survived that era, not only in the U.S., but all over the world. Those who fought in WWII and those who survived the Holocaust are finally being remembered and honored in a way appropriate to the sacrifices they made. At the time, most of them were just "doing their duty" or fighting to survive an incomprehensible time of suffering. Even the small sacrifices they made are hard to imagine doing on a large scale today.

Let us never forget. Let's make sure it never happens again.

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