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Letter of the Day: Remember Pearl Harbor

  • A sailor plays "Taps" during a commemoration of the attack on Pearl Harbor. (Associated Press, 2007)

Remember Pearl Harbor

EDITOR: Edward Wasserman (“Get ready — here come the sixties again,” Nov. 27) wrote about the media deciding what historical events we should remember. He was referring, in particular, to the recent surge of commemorations marking the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Just how does that day, as tragic and shocking as it was, rank in historical content?

In contrast, the anniversary of one of the most important events in our nation's history is just a few days away. This is the day that President Franklin Roosevelt called “a date which will live in infamy.” It changed our country and the world for all time. Yet if it's like Dec. 7 in recent years, it will only be a blip in the news, if it's addressed at all.

There aren't many of us left who live to remember that day, but that should not be a reason to let it fade from our historical observances. I am often shocked by people who don't know what I'm talking about when I mention Pearl Harbor.

This is a day to remember and honor those who were involved. Tell your grandchildren and their children about the cowardly attack on our country. Display your flag, and say a prayer for the thousands who were killed.

GINNY LEARY

Windsor

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