December 8, 2008 at 2:56 PM CST - Updated June 30 at 3:45 PM
December 7, 1941, a day that will live in infamy. That was the way then President Franklin Roosevelt put it.
Sixty-seven years later we should still take a moment to reflect on the Japanese sneak attack on Pearl Harbor that cost over 3,000 American lives and launched us into World War II.
It was similar in many ways to the sneak attack of Sept. 11, which also cost an ironically similar amount of lives in a sneak attack by Islamic terrorists on the twin towers in New York, the Pentagon and over a field in Pennsylvania. That attack launched the general war on terror that still rages.
The real point to be made from all of this is that freedom is never to be taken for granted.It will always draw attack. We have to be willing to continually pay for it in blood and sacrifice.
So, on this anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, remember the men who gave their lives, not just on that day, but in the global conflagration it spawned.
We must remain ever vigilent and ever appreciative for what we have and willing to fight to keep it if that is what is required.
I’m Jim Cameron, write and let us know what you think.