A date which will live in infamy
I wasn’t aware of the date until I’d gotten to work this morning. Had a fight with the husband last night so naturally I’ve had very little sleep and am not quite “all here” today. My apologies for the tardiness of this post.
I’ve spent most of my lunch hour scouring favorite news blogs and local news sites. And honestly, I’m disheartened to see so little mention of today’s anniversary, if any at all. Not even Google has anything up.
I’m very disappointed in you, Google.
Thankfully, there are a few blogs covering the anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941:
- Remembering Pearl Harbor: Retired Birmingham doctor honors first black Alabamian to die in WWII
- Pearl Harbor Day to be marked quietly by survivor
- December 7th, 1941, “A Date which will live in Infamy.” “The Song of the Seabee’s”
- Air Raid Pearl Harbor. This Is Not A Drill
- Remembering Pearl Harbor: 69 years
- Morning Cup of Links: Pearl Harbor Day
As I’ve said before, my faith teaches forgiveness, and I am the first to admit that perhaps I need to practice a bit more of that. But forgiving a wrong does not also mean forgetting it altogether. George Santayana said, “Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it.”
It’s been 69 years, America. Have we learned anything yet?
To those of you reading this: Hug your soldiers and veterans and thank them for us.