It was 7:55 a.m. in Honolulu when the first of hundreds of bombs dropped on our American fleet in Honolulu, December 7, 1941. Hours later, 18 ships had sunk, 170 aircraft had been maimed or destroyed, and over 3700 were dead or wounded. Franklin Roosevelt declared that it would be, “a date that will live in infamy.”
I looked in the paper today, so many years after this tragic date, to find a small article stuck in the middle of the local paper. It was an article about one of only a handful of survivors of Pearl Harbor. Another article spoke about the mismanagement and disrepair of the National Park Site of the U.S.S. Arizona, the main tribute to this long-forgotten tragedy.
I dropped my head to pray for those who served this nation during that time and thanked God for their sacrifice. Don’t let any of us forget this day. Not today. Not ever. Here’s your chance to support the memory of those who gave their lives there. Go to http://restore.arizonamemorial.org and give a small donation to help keep the memory of those men and women alive…..lest we forget.
Let’s not let history be rewritten or forgotten.