Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Remember

The losses of December 7th, 1941 were only a pittance of the price that would eventually be paid to stop Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan. In the grand scheme, the losses appear as small numbers on a tally sheet.

On an individual basis, every one of the sailors and Marines on those ships were someone's son,  brother,  husband, uncle, friend. They were all, from where I stand now, young men with most of their lives in front of them.                 

Remember.




4 comments:

Borepatch said...

Amen

Jester said...

Amen indeed.

Guffaw in AZ said...

Borepatch and Jester beat me to it.
AMEN!

gfa

SiGraybeard said...

Stalin said, "one death is a tragedy; a million deaths is a statistic".

Let's not be Stalin.

Let's remember that every one of those losses, as you say, was a real person with their entire life ahead of them. Snuffed out. Somebody's son, brother, husband, uncle friend.