Wednesday, December 7, 2011

December 7th.....Lest We Forget

It would be horrifying for anyone from our younger generation to think that someday the tragedies that occurred on 9/11 would simply fade into the distance. A mere footnote in American History. 9/11 is so deeply burned into our memories as one of the saddest days America has ever faced. 70 years ago, our country faced a similar horrifying tragedy when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. Thousands of Americans died a brutal and torturous death. Today is likely to be the last time the survivors of Pearl Harbor will gather together to remember the events of December 7th.  Most of our soldiers from that day have passed away. Even though our soldiers and civilians who lived through Pearl Harbor might not be with us, it is important to honor them and to never forget the events of that day. It is up to us to never let that day fade away. It is up to us to always remember... Freedom is Never Free. Every day leading up to the events of Pearl Harbor and every day since, our soldiers have been giving up their freedoms, their comforts, their homes, their families and their lives to keep America free. To those who lost their lives on December 7, 1941, to those who are still with us today, to those family members they left behind - we thank you.  We remember you, we honor you and we thank you.  Your service to our country will never be forgotten.

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