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A Date Which Will Live In Infamy

Today we commemorate the 72nd anniversary of the Japanese attack on the US fleet at Pearl Harbor. It’s been a long time since that day. So long that last year was the final year for formal ceremonies. Some make the argument that by bringing it up every year, it perpetuates long held grudges. And to them I say, “Those who ignore history are doomed to repeat it.” Just consider my generation’s Pearl Harbor; the 9/11 attacks. Once again, America was the victim of a surprise attack that shocked the world. But, just like after Pearl Harbor, when America was attacked on 9/11 her citizens banded together and dealt with her aggressors. We must always be vigilant.

So here is my salute to America’s Greatest Generation and more so to those who served in the military during the inter-war years. That was true dedication. Thank you for showing us the way. May we always follow your example. And, a moment of silence for the 2402 Americans who were lost on that day and the hundreds more who were wounded in service to this great Nation.

President Roosevelt called today, “A date which will live in infamy.” May we never forget it.

5 Responses to “A Date Which Will Live In Infamy”

  1. Will M says:

    Even those of us that know history are doomed to repeat it. We just have the benefit of knowing.

  2. Henrik says:

    this is one of the reason American people denied Obama to invade Syria. why support thé people who are supposed to be behind 9/11. CNN tried hard but failed.

  3. Bradkaf308 says:

    I’m Canadian. You don’t have a formal ceremony? That is F’d! Get a grip on the government. I will remember.
    My Great Aunt in England, her brother in-law was a “guest” of the Japanese.
    He was a great guy. He survived his terrible experience and passed away some years ago. He only mentioned his experiences on his death bed.
    I don’t hate todays Japanese for it, but I will remind my kids what happened then.