It’s a story we all learned in school – Pearl Harbor. For some of us, it sounded horrible and sad, but it really didn’t change my life as far as I knew at the time. It wouldn’t be for years later that I began to realize what the attack on Pearl Harbor did to this country and that it has lasting effects on the hearts and minds of many Americans and the world.
It also wasn’t until I met an actual survivor of the attack that it really had an impact on me. My husband’s paternal grandfather and grandmother were there, stationed at Hickam Air Force Base. Here is a letter from Rob’s grandmother on the 50th anniversary of the attack. This is an incredible account that history cannot afford to lose track of as the years go by.
“Life is fragile. We should treat it with great care.”
(If you can’t read the letter when you click on it, please send me an email or comment below. Thank you)