07 December 2010


Today is December 7th.  On this day 69 years ago, at 7:53 a.m. and 8:55 a.m., the Japanese conducted a surprise attack on the United States at Pearl Harbor.  2,403 service men were killed that day.  We must not forget their sacrifice, nor the ones who survived.

Click HERE to read a first-hand account of one of the survivors who was on board the U. S. S. Arizona on that Sunday morning, Marine Corporal E. C. Nightingale.

Take time today to remember.  Be sure to thank a veteran or someone in active service to our country.  The veterans have been there, and those on active duty now stand ready to give the ultimate sacrifice at a moment's notice so we can remain free.

Thank you all veterans and service men and women, past and present.  We owe you a debt that can never be repaid.

1 comment:

Carolyn said...

Thank you for posting this Dirk. I was so fortunate today to meet a Vietnam Vet. I was getting chicken feed (50 lb bag) and he was walking by and asked if I needed help. He was so nice and I noticed his hat which said Vietnam Vet on it. We talked a few minutes, and then Andy came out of the store so I told him the man had served. Andy and I both told him thank you and he said God bless you! It almost made me cry to think of what these guys have gone through, yet he took the time to do something sweet again for me. Soldiers are special. Thank you Dirk for posting this.