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December Isn't Just About Christmas!

  • Monday, December 7, 2009
  • Evelyn Gibson
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United States FlagMonday, 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."

Perhaps not! 

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!

Evelyn Gibson

 

Comments

While I haven't reached the 60 mark, it is a day we talk of. I think perhaps because my father-in-law was born on Dec. 7 (1917) when he was with us, we always heard of the most 'memorable' birthday and how it impacted everyone in the US. We were challenged to always remember that evil does exist and we can make a difference.

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