POSTED: Wednesday, December 7, 2011 - 6:47pm
UPDATED: Thursday, December 22, 2011 - 10:14am
tyler — This is December 7th.
A day that has lived in infamy for 70 years.
I cannot tell you how pleased I was this morning when even before my coffee I was getting email and Facebook salutations of people who were mentioned what happened on this day 70 years ago in Hawaii.
I cannot tell you how thrilled I was to have friends of mine ask me if we were going to even mention this story today. I proudly shot back "yes, in every singe newscast."
When I went to work here a long time ago, it was in a newsroom full of young people who were not going to run the story at all.
To them it was ancient history. I explained strongly it was not.
It was on this fateful day seven decades ago that Americas' greatest generation was called up, and boy, did they get the job done.
Tojo and the Germans found out quickly we were not a nation full of fat cats and dullards.
We were people who, although lived in back then mainly an agrarian society, we were hip enough to know if we didn't all act and sacrifice we'd be speaking a different language and living an entirely different lifestyle.
The generation that saved the world and yes, they saved the world, took on this massive job and never bitched about it.
After they won the war, they went on to build America to what it is now.
We salute them.
We salute those who died on December 7th, 1941 and we salute veterans and the people currently wearing a uniform and still keeping our country the best it could be.
I saw a funny cartoon last month. It was a conversation between an 99% occupier and WW2 vet.
The young occupier told the older gentleman, "we occupy new York." The older gentleman said to the 99%'er, "my generation occupied Germany and Japan."
And may we all thank God they did.
That's my point of view, wha'ts yours?
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