The generation that experienced the attack on Pearl Harbor is fading away, which makes it all the more important that we remember Pearl Harbor. Regular readers know that we’ve always taken the attack on Pearl Harbor very seriously in my family, because it marked the beginning of Japan’s assault against the entire Pacific region. My Mom was living in the Dutch East Indies at the time (aka Java), and ended up interned by the Japanese for the rest of the war.
I will always remember Pearl Harbor, and I will always be thankful for the tens of thousands of brave Allied fighters who liberated the Pacific at such great cost to themselves. (This may explain my partiality for the Marines and the Navy.)