Today we pause from our merriment during this busy time of year to remember a darker time in our history.
"December 7, 1941—a date which will live in infamy—the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan." - President Franklin Delano Roosevelt (January 30, 1882 – April 12, 1945)
Today whatever country we are in, let us take some time out from our holiday shopping and running around, to remember those that have fallen protecting our countries and us. Let us think of those who are now fighting or serving to keep us safe. And, let us remember always that whatever amount of peace we enjoy is fragile and needs to be protected.
To those who died, and those who live to protect my country, I salute you!
To everything there is a season, A time for every purpose under heaven:
A time to be born, And a time to die;
A time to plant, And a time to a time to pluck up what is planted;
A time to kill, And a time to heal;
A time to break down, And a time to build up;
A time to weep, And a time to laugh;
A time to mourn, And a time to dance;
A time to cast away stones, And a time to gather stones;
A time to embrace, And a time to refrain from embracing;
A time to gain, And a time to lose;
A time to keep, And a time to throw away;
A time to tear, And a time to sew;
A time to keep silence, And a time to speak;
A time to love, And a time to hate;
A time of war, And a time of peace.
Let us pray that this year, will be a time of peace for all.