Wednesday, December 7, 2016

December 7th . . . A Day of Remembering

Some events reshape the world.  
We remember those days.
Today is National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day.
And we remember.

On this day in 1941, over 300 Japanese bombers destroyed five battleships, three destroyers, seven additional ships and killed over 2000 Americans in a surprise and unprovoked attack on the United States Naval Base at Pearl Harbor in the US Territory of Hawaii.

The enormity of the attack shocked the world.
America responded immediately by declaring war on Japan the very next day. 
Three days later the U.S. declared war against Germany and Italy.

One event affected the entire world.
When we look back, we picture large swathes of devastation; explosions, burning ships, and the sky blotted out by the black cumulus clouds of smoke.

Sometimes we forget to remember that devastation on such a monstrous scale consists of thousands of smaller devastating losses.

Losses like a Husband or a Wife;
a Father or a Mother;
a Son or Daughter.

As we pause to remember Pearl Harbor,
let's also take some time to remember the individual sacrifices of
our Willing Warriors + Their Families from every generation.

Remember them gratefully. 
And Pray for Peace.

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