Sunday, December 7, 2008

"a date that will live in infamy"

Today is the 67th anniversary of the day that President Franklin D. Roosevelt described as "a date which will live in infamy." The bombing of Pearl Harbor seems to be nearly forgotten by the younger generations...even here in the U. S. All but the "greatest generation" who lived and fought through one of the darkest times in American history. My brother, Walker, was a member of that generation and, although he is no longer living, I will not forget what he and others like him fought for. Will the human race EVER find a way to live in peace and harmony. We can only pray.

How many times must a man look up
Before he can see the sky
How many ears must one man have
Before he can hear people cry
How many deaths will it take till he knows
That too many people have died
The answer, my friend, is blowing in the wind
The answer is blowing in the wind
--Bob Dylan

1 comment:

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Hello Suzanne!

What a handsome picture of your brother! On Sunday Dec. 7th I had Pearl Harbor on my mind & in my heart. I to am grateful for the arm forces who protect us.

Hope your holidays are merry!