December 7th cannot and should not go unremarked upon. To my step-father Jim, who served in the US Navy in the Pacific theater in World War II, I write a personal thanks to you and your generation who served our nation in the wake of Pearl Harbor. My thanks go to your friends Don, Grant and Bob, Dick and Charlie who all took part on both sides of the war in the cause of freedom. It is because of your sacrifice and the millions of others who did their duty that on a day such as today, I can celebrate my freedom.
Marvin Hutchens of ThreatsWatch has written a touching tribute to those men and women of one of the "Greatest Generations" that America has produced and is a fitting read to honor those who served and those who serve today.
In reflecting back on such a fateful day for America, it is with hindsight that we now know that Japan is a great American friend and ally; that through the horror of war, both peoples, and many more in Europe and Asia, have experienced a new birth of freedom. Sometimes evil can work for the greater good.
Blessings to those of the Greatest Generation, and thank you for your service in preserving mine and others'.