Friday, December 7, 2012

Remember Pearl Harbor

As we pause to remember the events of this date in 1941, and the heartbreaking years that followed, let us also remember that our country is not at peace today. Remember also the men and women who are, even now, fighting on foreign soil to protect our freedoms.

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  1. Thank you, Sandra. 'Very well said. -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

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  2. Arizona is in the ocean off of Hawaii and for that we remember those that died. Hugs.

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    1. As should we all, Joani. Thank you so much for coming by. Hugs.

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  3. Sandra, you have a way of sharing your thoughts and wisdom that is so relate-able and inspiring. Thanks for the reminder.

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  4. You are always so thoughtful! Thank you my friend for the reminder!

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  5. Sandra, I love the respect you pay to the men and women serving and those who have served in the past. Your post on "Do you have everything you need for Christmas" recently, inspired me to get out the pen and write thank you notes for the people in the VA hospital here in OK. I am going to tell the nurses to give them to those who they think really need it, since I can't write one for everyone.

    I don't personally know you, but you seem to have an attentive heart to those often forgotten or overlooked. You are clearly full of compassion. God bless you!

    Meredith

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    1. Meredith, this is one of the most lovely messages I have ever received. How humbling to know that something I wrote inspired you to do a kindness for our veterans! Thank you for that, and for letting me know you did so. I appreciate both of those kindnesses more than you can know.
      Hugs and blessings,

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  6. I just talked to my grandmother a couple of weeks ago about Pearl Harbor. She was a young bride and a new mother at the time. It was facinating to hear a first hand account of the events of that day. Much as I was glued to the tv on 9/11, she was glued to the radio that day. If we can talk about the heros who have made the ultimate sacrifice, then we can make these historical events real for the new generations and not just some fact to memorize for a quiz.

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    1. I could not agree more, Taunnie. I grew up knowing about Pearl Harbor, my father and many of my uncles and cousins fought in that war, and the same was true of the Korean War.My mother and grandmother talked often about the hardships, missing my father, the shortages at home, Victory gardens, etc. The younger generations know so little of those wars, even Vietnam is something they have only heard about in passing. As Aristotle said, "Those who forget the past are doomed to repeat it". It is so important for us all to remember and recognize the importance of the past, and to memorialize those who served.

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  7. I was about to turn 4 when this happened. My step daddy was in the war and he told me a lot about it, years later. I had uncles and cousins fighting for our country and I will never, ever forget Pearl Harbor.....or our young men and women fighting for us.
    I still have one of my war ration books....and can remember several things throughout that war. Yep...I am very very olden. :)

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    1. I will never forget, either, BJ! But I fear that our generation is the last one who will really understand and remember. In years to come, it will fade into the distant past, part of ancient history, and basically be forgotten. When I was a kid, Pearl Harbor Day was a special day, it meant something. Younger people have no idea what it means, where Pearl Harbor is, nothing. So sad.

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