Lest We Forget...
It's December 7th, kids.
Pearl Harbor Day.
Probably because we've been through our own "Day of Infamy" in NYC, BOTS feels it's important to remember Pearl Harbor Day.
The Dec. 7, 1941, surprise attack on Pearl Harbor and other military bases on Oahu, HI lasted two hours, leaving 21 U.S. ships heavily damaged and 323 aircraft damaged or destroyed. It killed 2,390 people and wounded 1,178.
I think we all can imagine (way too clearly) how horrible that day must have been (sh!t, that day is the reason we got involved in World War II for Christ's sake!). The picture I attached is very graphic (in my opinion) and maybe someone who was there feels about it the way I do about pictures of the burning Twin Towers--I can't bear to look. But I also can't bear to forget.
Basically, I feel if we remember the seriousness of this event and the pain suffered, it somehow cosmically makes things a little better. Maybe not, but do it anyway!
OK, getting off my soap box now.