Wednesday, December 7, 2011

December 7

at the Book Larder

On the drive home from school this morning, I learned, via NPR, that today is the anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. I found myself wondering throughout the day, as I listened to various broadcasts relating to the historical event, if everyone who was alive at that time remembers this anniversary without any reminding. Maybe with enough time it fades. I doubt anyone who was alive at the time will ever forget the significance of September 11; will ever not have the details of the anniversary come to mind when the date is realized. Not for the first or the last time, I found myself missing my grandparents and wishing I could ask them about it. Now there is nobody left to ask.

5 comments:

Jess said...

I remember Pearl Harbor day being an event that we took time to remember in school and my kids didn't hear anything about it yesterday.
We did have flags at half-mast in MN, but there wasn't much discussion of it on the radio.
It must indeed be that that generation just isn't here to remind us.

Erica said...

This post resonates with me so much. For the past few years I've tossed around the idea of making a "Where our family was throughout history.." book, where each family member would write their thoughts/feelings/memories about important moments in history, where they were during Pearl Harbor, the JFK assassination, the first steps on the moon etc. Seeing as I only have one grandparent left, I think 2012 might have to be the year that I start to put that in action...thanks for the reminder.

Denise | Chez Danisse said...

I'm sure the feeling is similar to ours of September 11th. I'll never forget that morning. It changed the way I feel about so many things.

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I have watched the movie Pearl Harbor and can feel about that day. I think every American's should remember this day.

KPiep said...

That's a very good question. I was saddened to hear that this year the pearl harbor survivors organization is officially disbanding because there are so few of them left.