Sixty-eight years ago. Were you alive back then? If so, where were you. Do you remember?
If your parents are old enough, they remember. Most certainly your grandparents and others of that generation do.
I was born some 14 years after this date. But my parents, aunts and uncles, and grandparents, passed on the importance, the significance, of the day. Even the media, television and radio, were still uncorrupted enough to remind folks of what transpired, and who were the perpetrators of said events.
My question, on this day of remembrance … will future generations remember “our” Pearl Harbor; 15 years, 19 years, 50 years, 68 years from now?
Much as generations before us had a singular mindset in their reaction to, and in their resolve in addressing “a day which will live in infamy”, we should be of like mind. Take heed and learn from those who have been here before. Take down the pastel colors of political correctness, remove the rose colored glasses of diversity, and if only to provide the respect and recognition toward “the greatest generation” they are most deserving of, remember well Pearl Harbor, so we can better understand and acknowledge how to remember September 11th as well.