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Sunday, December 7, 2008

A day that will live in infamy

I visited the Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor several years ago with my family. I remember the transluscent film of oil that lay on the surface of the water...apparently still seeping up from the remains below us after all these years. Also notable was the profound silence of the roughly 50 visitors at a time that came to pay their respects. If you are ever on Oahu, don't miss the opportunity to visit Pearl Harbor. A necessary reminder for us all that this side of heaven it will be necessary that we not only defend ourselves to the uttermost but make very certain that this form of treachery shall never endanger us again (italicized portion - FDR's message to Congress on Dec 8, 1941.)

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