December 7, 1941...A true day of infamy.
The bombing of the ships at Pearl Harbor is one of the saddest days in the history of the United States. A surprise attack by the Japanese forced the United States into the ongoing war, and history was forever changed.
You will see a lot of political people on television, wearing their public faces and trying to look as though they remember that the many, many lives lost on that day were lost for the freedom that we enjoy today. But when it's all over, when the speeches are finished, when the last camera is turned elsewhere, when it is no longer important to be seen with the "right" people, doing the "right" thing and presenting a solid and unified front working for the common good...the politicians will go about carrying on business as usual. The truth and honor and justice that so many gave their lives to protect will again be put in harm's way to justify the whims of the few and not the needs of a country in serious trouble.
Shame on those that only remember the fallen when a photo opp is present, shame on those proclaiming to be the leaders when they are causing more problems than they help solve, shame on those of us that somehow let these types get put in charge of our future and make it even more shaky than it was already.
I say "God Bless the Fallen Heroes" and the principles that they died trying to protect...and God help the USA through the rough times ahead.
Now, let's have some coffee and toast to those gone but not forgotten!