Every Friday, I’ll post thought provoking discussion starters.

“A date which will live in infamy.” That’s what President Franklin D. Roosevelt declared today would be.

It’s been 71 years since, in just two hours, 3,500 Americans were killed or wounded, 350 aircraft were destroyed or damaged, and all 8 battleships of the U.S. Pacific Fleet were sunk or badly damaged in Pearl Harbor when Japan attacked.

On the 8th, Congress declared war on Japan. On the 11th, they declared war on Germany.

Back then, “Remember Pearl Harbor” mobilized America. It helped to awaken, motivate, and unify the people.

What do you think? Is it still important or necessary to remember Pearl Harbor? Why or why not? Would you have remembered without reading this blog? Is that okay? Why or why not?

And, how about this question? What, if anything, has happened in the last 20 years that should be remembered? Why? Is it being remembered and having a positive effect? Why or why not?