We will always remember. We will always be proud. We will always be prepared, so we will always be free.~Ronald Reagan
December 7th is a day we in the U.S.A. set apart to remember the tragedy that occurred at Pearl Harbor 71 years ago. Last year I had the pleasure of visiting Pearl Harbor. Although I was educated about the attack through books and movies, nothing prepared me for being where it actually happened. Actually being there, seeing the wreckage, the names of real people who lived and died, for my country. It was a life changing experience that I never want to forget. I am grateful for what they did for our country, for the world. I always want to remember that freedom is not free.
Today, I am taking a moment to remember those who gave, and continue to give, their lives for my country so I can be free. Since the beginning of time, man has wanted something from other men and where willing to take it by force. It is because of men, like those who lost their lives at Pearl Harbor, that I am free.
Thank you for your service. We will always remember.