I just wanted to take a moment to remember, and hopefully remind other folks that today, December the seventh, is the anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. I spent a good portion of my school-aged years in Hawaii and every year it seemed there was a trip to Pearl Harbor. I find both the devastation of that day and the determination of those there amazing. . . both thanks to the perspective of being an “adult” and having a better grasp as to what transpired on that awful day so many years ago, but also because the surprise, the emotions, and more remind me so much of the attacks on 9/11.
I hope you will take a few moments today to remember those who lost their lives on that day as well as the resilient survivors who are still alive today. If you ever have the opportunity to visit Hawaii, a trip to Pearl Harbor and its memorial are a must, and bring a lei to cast into the water . . .
On another note, I hope you and yours are enjoying the holiday season so far. . .this month, I vowed to take a slightly longer route home since I generally leave in the dark, to enjoy all the great lights and decorations that my neighbors have made the effort to display. . .so pack up the kids or your favorite sweetie, put on some holiday music and maybe bring along a thermos or car-mug of hot cocoa to enjoy. . .take advance of the great sights and sounds. . .and we just might drive past one another. 🙂