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Pearl Harbor Day, December 7th

I just got home from a trip to Florida and forgot that it was Pearl Harbor Day when I woke up this morning. I didn’t remember until I saw the neighbor’s flag out.

 I put ours out, too.

I remember my mother telling me what she was doing that sleepy Sunday afternoon in 1941 when she heard the news of the attack on Pearl Harbor by the empire of Japan. She was listening to the radio as she was ironing clothes in her home in Shawnee, Oklahoma. She had just turned 16 in September. 

A somber voice interrupted the program to make the announcement, and lives in this country were forever changed.

We as a people, under the leadership of Franklin Roosevelt, came together to protect and defend what we held dear. And, as we did following September 11, 2001, we laid aside our political differences and squabbles to focus on a common enemy.

It’s too bad we have to experience tragedy in order to experience unity, but it seems to happen that way sometimes. It is possible we could improve on that?

 James Sutton, Psychologist 


December 7, 2007 - Posted by | family, Inspirational, Parents | , , , ,

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