Pearl Harbor

A little late to the party but didn’t want the anniversary of Pearl Harbor to get by without a mention.

People have lost their perspective today. I can’t tell you how many posts I have seen written this year about how the current generation has had it harder than any previous generation.

It clearly shows a lack of understanding, as they lament to the world wirelessly on their pocket computer in an air conditioned or heated room while sipping away at Starbucks.

You will never convince me that we have it harder today than those folks of my grandparent’s generation, who lived through the Spanish flu, the Great Depression and this week, the anniversary of the entrance of the United States into WW2. That was a pretty miserable span of time and while yes, the ongoing pandemic is definitely no minor deal…. comparatively speaking, the vast majority of us have it a lot easier than folks who grew up in the 1920s, 30s and 40s.

So, on this week’s anniversary of Pearl Harbor, take a moment and reflect on those who have gone before us. We are not the first set of people to struggle and we won’t be the last.



~ by Derrick Birdsall on December 10, 2020.

One Response to “Pearl Harbor”

  1. Amen! I’m so glad my grandfather answered questions for a class project we had in 2nd or 3rd grade. I remember reading them at the time and wish I still had them. Probably the only time I “heard” him talk about what it was like growing up in the Great Depression. And of course those are the men who took up arms just a few years later.

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