Remembering a day that changed history forever - Pearl Harbor 80 years later.
December 7th 1941 was a day that historically impacted every person in the world whether they realize it or not. The tragic events that happened that early Sunday morning altered the entire world as we see it today.
For many, that sunny Sunday morning, the opportunity to attend a church service aboard the decks of the U.S.S. Arizona was part of the itinerary. With Christmas time approaching the mindset of the many troops aboard the ship was far from what unknowingly awaited them.
Today, 80 years later, the impact of that tragic day is still felt. Having pride in your country and understanding what sacrifices our military goes through to protect us and keep our shores safe, is something that should never be taken lightly.
That Sunday morning, 80 years ago, changed the fate of 2,403 American's who lost their lives as a result of the attack on Pearl Harbor. Not only impacting their lives, the future generations of their families, but also the lives and families of hundreds of thousands of Americans who were drawn into World War II as a result of that tragic morning.
On a global scale, every action we take, regardless of where you live in the world today, you were impacted by
the events of December 7th 1941.
We must always be open to learn from what History has taught us.
The actions you take, the actions I take, can all make an impact on ourselves, our families, grandkids, future generations and each person we come in contact with everyday.
But do we realize that and approach each day differently?
As we remember those that sacrificed their greatest gift from God on that day, 80 years ago, we should take a moment and take to heart what sacrifice they unknowingly made, and be thankful for what we have and where we are today.
Each day is not a guarantee. Each smile, hug, "I'll see you when I get home from work" is not a guarantee in life.
What History has taught us is these important facts:
Each day is a blessing.
Each day we can make a difference
Each day our actions impact the future of everyone around us
and each and every one of us can start doing something today that can make our future generations have a safer, more secure life to live by creating our own personal legacy in the actions we take, the choices we make and the examples we set for our children and the future of our children's children.
Take a moment of silence today, to be thankful for that which you have ... and to say a prayer for those that sacrificed so much that sunny Sunday morning 80 years ago today.
As always, my best to everyone ...