Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Thank you. Thank you to every veteran past and present. Thank you for your service, for your sacrifice, for your honor. You are what is very best in us.
On December 7th, 1941 you were bruised and battered, but you stood your ground. You straightened your shoulders and came out fighting. You became legends.
On this December 7th, let's remember who we are. Let's remember what our warriors have fought so valiantly to protect.
As we reflect on the Second World War, take a moment to remember what we fought against. Only when we remember can we secure our future from the same fate. Remember.
NOTE: It is rather ironic that my calendar makes note of Ramadan, Kwanza and Human Rights Day but mentions nothing of Pearl Harbor Day.