Posted By RichC on December 7, 2016
It has been a few years since our family visited the historic sites at Pearl Harbor … it was very sobering. Why do human beings continue killing each other — it is as senseless today as it was 75 years ago.
I would like to think that we are wiser and could agree to inhabit this one planet in peace, but as with generations past, there seem to always be those who desire hate and war … to what end and for what positive outcome?
About all we can do as Americans is try to prevent another Pearl Harbor (or 911) and to be be vigilant and proactive with our defense and intelligence. We have also learned isolation is not a safe plan and as much as we dislike overseas involvement, it is prudent that threats be tempered prior to attacking again (talk first, but be willing to use force when necessary before the threat is too great). Current threats from North Korea, Iran and ISIS are inching towards the "too great" status as are the power hungry and ambitious China Communist leaders — and let’s not forget the Russian leader’s desire to rebuild the USSR (Ukrainians and Crimea).
The best way to honor those who died in Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor, and six other military bases on December 7th, 1941 is to never let another American die in such a surprise attack. I’m thankful for all who served in that "Greatest Generation" and save our country and the world from tyrants desiring to dominate … may such evil be put down before ever attacking America again.