Friday, December 7, 2007

When history is forgotten

December 7, 1941 was truly a world changing day. But I think few Americans, especially Gen Xers and Millenials are even aware that today is a monumental anniversary.

The rapidly vanishing "Greatest Generation" who fought in WWII haven't forgotten (unless due to dementia or Alzheimers). My generation of boomers seems to remember, but chooses for the most part to ignore.

But isn't it true that if we forget history's lessons we're doomed to repeat them?

But, hey. We're the USA. No one will ever get close enough to invade us again.

Oh, I almost forgot a Tuesday in September six years ago.


CJolly said...

You are right. And the scary thing is that the advance "troops" for the next attack on our country are probably already here. It's not that our leaders forgot our history either. It's about politics, and a lack of unity in standing up to a grave threat facing our nation and way of life.
And that's just sad.

Andy Lawrenson said...

Misha and I were on Maui several years ago and we were going to catch an island hopper over to Oahu to visit Pearl Harbor. President Clinton in an attempt to help with the nation's money problems shut down all national parks. Result we couldn't go to Pearl Harbor. I hope we can visit Pearl in a few years.

I think we as a nation have become so self centered that we don't remember these moments in history because all we care about is "me" and "now".