Guest Editorial: Pearl Harbor anniversary

Guest Editorial: Pearl Harbor anniversary

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - This is a guest editorial by Kenneth W. Smith

Lest we forget

Just words to some but not to veterans that have served their country - they are words to live by.

This Sunday, December 7th is the 73rd anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor by the Japanese empire. Over 2,000 of our sailors and soldiers were killed, and many of our pacific fleet ships were destroyed and this country was thrust into a war that we were not prepared for.

America woke up that Sunday morning - men and women joined the military - our great industries tooled up to produce our military might.

In 1945 america prevailed and the war was over - our great soldiers, sailors and airmen returned home to build our great nation.

They have been named " the greatest generation."

The might that defeated the evil empires of the world turned to building the greatest country in the world. These great people were are parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and our neighbors.

Sadly, the 7th of december 1941 has been forgotten by so many - but not by the veterans of the pine belt community.

The City of Hattiesburg, Lake Terrace Convention Center and the veterans organizations of our area will present a special salute to World War II veterans during our "Pearl Harbor remembrance breakfast," this Sunday at 10 am at the Lake Terrace Convention Center.

Don't forget to support this great generation by attending this celebration breakfast.

World War II veterans are our special guest - please call.

Call 601-582-3311 for your free tickets.

If you are not a vertan, call 601-582-3311 for ticket information - tickets are $5

This community hasn't forgotten.