Today, December 7, 2011 is the 70th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. It was a day that changed the nation as a whole and Americans as individuals. It shook the nation up much as another attack on the United States did in 2001. Whatever your political views on the attack on Pearl Harbor (did the President know it was coming? Was it a well conceived plot to get us into the war?) it is a good time to sit back and remember what we lost and gained as a nation and as individuals.
It is also a time to give your thanks to those that served the nation in the years that followed that attack. Many of those people have passed on, and that generation will soon be gone. If you are still lucky enough to know a veteran of that war, now is a good time to sit down and talk and listen to their story. I have been privileged to know men and women who served in that war, including some Pearl Harbor and Bataan survivors, Marines who served in the South Pacific and dearest to me of all, my father who was an Army Aircorps veteran. Take a moment and remember this important day in our history.
by KS @LF