Do you remember where you were and exactly what you were doing 69 years ago today? I do, but I am one of the dwindling numbers of Americans who are still alive to remember that horrific day.
Your Commander was just 10 years old, and I was lying on my stomach early that Sunday afternoon listening to a program on an old Philco floor model radio when the announcer broke into programming to announce that Japanese aircraft were attacking the American Naval Fleet at Pearl Harbor in the Hawaiian Islands. I could go into several further details, but suffice it to say I remember that day vividly as if it was yesterday even after all these years.
If your one of the majority of Americans who were not yet born back in 1941 you may want to take a peek at the link below that provides an excellent summary of the day and outlines some significant details surrounding World War II.
It is important that all Americans never forget the significance of that attack at Pearl Harbor, because the dangers that occurred at that time remain present today some 69 years later. Please take a few moments to say a prayer for all the brave women and men who gave their full measure to preserve LIFE, LIBERITY AND THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS for our great nation.
Those alive to remember the events of 9/11/2001 will no doubt feel empathy relative to12/7/1941. Today we have brave soldiers standing up for us all over the world facing new and vicious enemies. GOD BLESS AMERICA.