A Day That Shall Live in Infamy

Lest we forget, today is Pearl Harbor Day, when in 1941 the United States was attacked by Japan in a devastating blow that brought America swiftly into the Second World War.

I once asked my late grandfather about Pearl Harbor. He had served in the U. S. Navy there a year before the attack and had many shipmates who didn’t survive. If I remember correctly, he had served aboard the USS Utah, which went down in the bombing. At the time of the attack, my grandfather was out of the military. Rather than whining and wondering what the U.S. had done to provoke such an attack, Cecil Bridges re-enlisted into the U.S. Army. That’s what Americans did back then.

Let us not forget.