Sunday, December 7, 2008

67 Years Ago

Dec. 7, 1941

As the years go by, even the historical events of this day seems to be getting less and less coverage. My hope is that future generations will be taught and understand the significance this day had on all Americans and the impact it had shaping the future of this great nation. Growing up in the 50s and 60s, we understood and honored this day. Today, I wonder. I have looked through some textbooks that are given to Elem. and High School students and there appears to be a growing downplay on the role America played in defeating Nazi tyranny and Japanese aggression in WWII. It's a shame. I hope the events that occurred on this day will not be forgotten and that all of those who serviced in WWII will forever be honored.



David Cranmer said...

I too remember as a kid every year being taught of what happened on December 7... Why do we allow history to fade?

Anonymous said...

As the years march on and the vets start dying off, the new generations just do not have the interest in keeping the war memories alive. When they built Grant's Tomb there were big parades and all sorts of hoopla. But as the vets died, people stopped visiting the tomb and eventually the joke started that many did not know the answer, "who is buried in Grant's Tomb". It is sad but just part of life, I guess.

Gary Dobbs/Jack Martin said...

I couldn't agree more. Over here in the UK the recent armastice celebrations were played down. It will always be imortant to remember.

Douglas said...

that is the way history goes. when jerusalem fell to saladin, i bet that europe then also had strong feelings about that day. yet today it has pass on to the side of lore.
pearl harbor too will someday pass from history to another story of the 20th century.

Takeshi Tomura said...

I not born 1945 yet. I born in 1985. I am 25 old. I think it good that people remember less this incident. It help world go forward. Do not forget the date but also do not remember it often.

Mark Helwig said...

"Those who do not learn history are doomed to repeat it."

George Santayana