Sixty-nine years later, December 7th still continues to be a “date which will live in infamy.”
But this year, now that I’ve seen HBO’s “Band of Brothers” and am watching “The Pacific” this week, the impact of what happened at Pearl Harbor and its resonation throughout the world is hitting me a little bit harder. I wish I could say “thank you” enough to the men and women who have fought for this country.
Today, I especially wish I could thank all of those who served in World War II. I can’t imagine how hard it must have been to be so cut off from every bit of life you knew before you left. War is so different nowadays, fought with technology just as much as it is fought with bodies.
The method has changed, but the effect is just as devastating and lingering.
“The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.” — G.K. Chesterton