Day of Infamy

I believe using the phrase, "day of Infamy," instantly causes most to think about the attack on Pearl Harbor.

74 years ago today, the Japanese caught the United States off-guard while sitting on the sidelines of World War Two.

By the end of the day, the U.S. was no longer on the sidelines.

There might be several days of Infamy on our national calendar.

The day cannons fired on Fort Sumter igniting the Civil War, killing more Americans than any war in our history became infamous.

9/11 is one of the most infamous days in recent history.  Columbine.  Sandy Hook.

Sad to say, there are many sad days in our nation's history.

Out of Pearl Harbor's ashes, men and women defined themselves as this country's greatest generation. They fought the war.  They won it.  Then returned home to redefine the United States of America without asking for credit.

The members of our greatest generation are dwindling fast.  Few who lived December 7 in Pearl Harbor are still with us today.  Many didn't believe they would live to December 8 as they experienced death raining from the sky.

For those who got off the bench and fought back and for those who continue to fight this country's battles, perhaps the best way we can honor this day is simply with this, Thank you.