Remember Pearl Harbor – A History Lesson for the Ages
It’s hard to believe that 74 years ago today the United States experienced one of the biggest blows to our personal security when the Japanese attacked our ships docked in Pearl Harbor. Today we remember and honor those men and women who fell on this tragic day.
So, what have we learned since then? Hopefully we have learned a lot, but sometimes while I read through articles and posts online from our younger generation, (and those in a political arena trying to further their personal agenda), I often wonder and worry we have not. Nonetheless, this article is not to be one of finger pointing or political opinions, but rather a reminder to the sensibilities inherently within us all. Remember those who have given their lives freely and those who had it taken without choice. Remember the mistakes both leading up to this tragic event and in the days, weeks and months following, and try to pass these lessons to our young ones.
Those who do not learn from mistakes of the past are doomed to repeat them.”
Who said that?
Remember to take some time this holiday season to reflect and give thanks to whomever it is you have faith in for the gifts in your life. Be thankful and mindful of those who took up the call to protect you and your beliefs at home. Appreciate the things you have instead of coveting those things you do not have. Pray or send your well wishes to those serving abroad; away from their homes and their families this holiday, so you can be with yours. And, above all, be more tolerant and understanding of others’ beliefs, customs, feelings or opinions.
Remember Pearl Harbor; the men and women there that day, the events leading up and the events that followed, and in doing this you will honor those who lay their life to teach us all a valuable lesson.
- Don’t under estimate the distant enemy.
- Don’t panic in the face of disaster and condemn your neighbor for their differences.
These are lessons that can be applied to every facet of life; personal, community, family and business. But, again, if we don’t reflect and remember then who will teach the young so the same mistakes are not made?