Friday, December 7, 2007

Remember Pearl Harbor

Today is the anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. Remember that? Who would have thought that we would come to a time in our history where a new memory would over shadow that day. Alas, sadly we do.

I recall going aboard the USS Arizona in Hawaii some time back. There are souls there, I swear it. I was lucky enough to get aboard a private launch with 3 other people and the navy color guard that morning. We got to be present when they raised the flag as they do every morning. As I stood watching, right hand on heart, I felt the presence of many others. They were silently watchful. They were there with us. Other people have spoken of this but I truly did not expect to experience this. It was eerie and sad. The ceremony over, I wandered the deck that had been built over what was left of the ship. Looking over the side, I could see oil, after all these years, still rising to the top of the water. I knew *they* were down there. They knew I could feel them. Needless to say, it was one of the most moving experiences of my life.

Please do take a moment today to remember Pearl Harbor and the men who gave their lives for our freedom. In so doing, perhaps a little vow that they may not have died in vain. We are so close to losing all we have fought for over the last 231 years. The time has come to make a stand, to fight again, this time without weapons but with as strong a determination as ever we have had. Remember "if you don't stand for something you will fall for anything".

The neocons have in place their plans to steal the election by changing the rules in the great state of California. New edicts make us technically their enemy. We are in dire peril and most Americans want to sleep, watch TV or go shopping through it. Those of us who are awake will have to take up the slack. We have a big job to do, no time for rest. Be ever watchful and determined to fight back, I beg you.

2 comments:

ELO said...

Let us now allow these men's deaths to be in vain.

Peace!

ELO said...

Let us not allow these men's deaths to be in vain.

Peace!