December 7, 1941. Japanese airplanes attacked the United States navalÂ fleet at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii and World War II began for the United States.
If you have never been to visit Pearl Harbor and the Arizona Memorial, you need to. I made sure that my children did and I will do the same thing when my grandchildren are old enough to weep as they stand over that great warship with more than a 1100 sailorsÂ entombed beneath the watersÂ in that beautiful, yet tragicÂ harbor.
Â Today is the 70th anniversary of that tragic event and unfortunately, IÂ am not sure if I still have anyÂ patients remaining who were there. At one time I did, and I always took a few moments to listen to their stories and thank them for serving on my behalf.
“Thank you” to those who stillÂ remain and “thank you” Â to theÂ family members of those who don’t. Remember our military. Their service on our behalf is PRICELESS!