December 7th. My parents would be disappointed if I didn’t try to carry the significance of this day in history. Uncle Frank was on the deck of the West Virginia at Pearl Harbor and then served on a heavy cruiser. My father joined the Navy the year before Pearl and served on a Destroyer in the Pacific and also in the Korean War. Uncle Bob flew B-17s over Europe in WWII.
I don’t just remember members of this generation on this day, but all who have served to protect many freedoms we take for granted today. Ones that people gave their lives to protect. As the saying goes, “those who cannot remember the past, are condemned to repeat it.”
Let’s remember what we were fighting against and what we stand for. Hopefully, it will help us make good choices for our elected officials to avoid those past tragedies.
Freedoms are just as much in jeopardy today as they were then. Just watch out for the direction of the threat.