Thursday, December 07, 2006

Remembering Pearl Harbor

I never forget Pearl Harbor Day, because it's my Father's birthday. But because of that, I think, I seldom remember to blog about Pearl Harbor. This year is no different. If it hadn't been for Tallguy and Instapundit linking to this post, I probably would have let the date slip by again.

I like Tallguy's thoughts about knowing our history generally, and the importance of a few, specific dates. Definitely food for thought there. I know it's only been in the last few years that I've come to understand so much more about some of those pivotal times.

I was amused when he said, If "a day that shall live in infamy" means Ben Afleck to you, then that's just the world we live in. I never saw the film, but mentioning Afleck and Pearl harbor DOES remind me of Team America, so that's not altogether a bad thing!

But, back to seriousness, I'm thankful that the men and women of the 'Greatest Generation' stood up and answered the call after Pearl Harbor, and I'm equally proud of the ones who have answered the call in my generation.

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