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In memory of those who lost their lives in the attack on Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941

Today is the anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. It was an act of war and aggression on par with the events of September 11th, in my view. Maybe worse, because it pulled us into World War 2. Definitely worse, because no one but the veterans seems to care anymore.

When did this day stop being important? When did the lives lost become insignificant? It was just as underhanded, it was just as much of a surprise, and it was ON U.S. SOIL. So why doesn't it matter anymore?

Is it because the war is over? Is it because we won? So what? Those people still died, in a surprise attack that left the nation stunned. I'm not saying we should hold a grudge, but we should still remember.

Time really does heal all wounds. And eventually, the events of September 11, 2001 will be as faded a memory as the events of December 7, 1941. We won't want to admit it now, but it will happen. Why? Because life goes on.

We should remember. We should honor those people that lost their lives. But the best way to honor them is to live ours well.

Nre'fa-o, cu'nre-le. Dance with the joy that is life.

6:30 p.m. - 12/07/2003


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