Thursday, December 07, 2006

Don't forget Pearl Harbor Day

I know it's late already, but I just wanted to leave a quick note. Our generation will always be shaped by 9/11 because of its cultural effects – from national security to a new awareness of ethnicity and religion. But this nation experienced an equally harrowing attack 65 years ago today.

More than 2,300 Americans died Dec. 7, 1941, when Japanese planes bombed the U.S. fleet at Pearl Harbor in what was then the territory of Hawai’i. Considering just fewer than 3,000 died in the attacks Sept. 11, 2001, these thousands also certainly should be remembered.

Don't forget about them.

1 comment:

Tom said...

I just got back from Honolulu. I'd never seen the Arizona Memorial before. It was moving.