- Monday, December 7, 2009
- Evelyn Gibson
Monday, December 7 is Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. A day committed to remembering that fateful event in 1941 when thousands died in the service of their country. President Roosevelt declared: "It's a day that will live in infamy."
Unless you're over 60, it's a day that will likely pass like the others next week, in the rush of the season. Or in the silence of a culture overly saturated with concerns of political correctness.
On December 7, 1941, more than 2,000 US military personnel were killed at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii; nearly 2,000 more wounded. On the USS Arizona, docked at Pearl, 1104 of those men killed were on board.
It was wartime. I don't care who that particular enemy was in 1941. I do care that in 2009, we not miss this opportunity to remember those young men and women who sacrificed so much for our freedom. That's the point!