Wednesday, December 07, 2005

64 Years Ago Today

Dec. 7, 1941 -- a day that will live in infamy. Sad to say there was not much attention paid to this historic date today from what I can tell. Could the more recent impact of 9/11 have diluted the meaning of this important date in our nation's history?


At 12/07/2005 10:21:00 PM, Blogger too conservative said...

God Bless Our Troops.

At 12/08/2005 09:21:00 AM, Blogger RightsideVA said...

I asked several people at work if they knew what happened on this day 64 years ago. Most of the older knew once there knew what date it was but numerous younger workers do not have a clue. One guy stated that Hitler died on that day. One said the telephone was invented on that date. Another did say something happened in WW2. The best was the Japanese bombed Pearl and then went on to Arizona to bomb that. I had to do it but I asked if he knew it was the ship Arizona and not the state. I got a blank stare......

At 12/08/2005 10:21:00 AM, Blogger Hirons said...

You know I found myself forgetting the day.

I grew up in a Navy family. Days like Army-Navy game day and Pearl Harbor Day were practical religious events in my family. I was driving home yesterday and happen to turn on the radio with Pearl Harbor being mentioned during a newscast. I had to check my watch to see what day it was.

I couldn't believe it was the end of the day and I hadn't once thought about what day it was.

Then I caught the nightly news on NBC and was surprised to see that the only story they had regarding the day was a story about how the museums and tributes in Pearl Harbor are in need of repair. While the story was certainly worthy of broadcast, I just wonder why there was a 2nd story with more of a rememberence perspective.

As for it drifting into the days that's just another day on the calendar - I think it's a simple result in passing time. Unfortunatley, perhaps, but a fact of life I doubt we'll be able to stop - just continue to remind your kids of the heros of Pearl Harbor.

60 years from now our grandkids will probably have difficulty understanding or having a clue about the place in New York where some bombs or airplanes or something, blew up some big building . . .

At 12/08/2005 11:00:00 AM, Anonymous Rtwng Extrmst said...


Your comments make me sad, and I can only say it reflects the sad state of affairs in our public schools today. I bet every one of them knew what "safe sex" was, but ask them about 7 DEC, and you get a blank stare. Very sad.


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