As costly as it was in the lives of our men and women in uniform, in military assets, and in esteem and pride, Pearl Harbor was a watershed moment for America. – Joe Baca
The anniversary of Pearl Harbor was on Saturday and each year that when it passes I reflect again on that generation and what they have done for us.
I found this paragraph in a blog while reading about “The Greatest Generation”:
“The Bible instructs us to give honor to whom honor is due (Rom. 13:7). Surely this passing generation of ordinary people who did extraordinary things deserves our gratitude and recognition. They won history’s worst war and saved the world. They built the America you and I know and benefit from every day. They may very well be, as Tom Brokaw calls them, “the greatest generation any society has ever produced.”
I am not a historian and so I won’t argue whether or not they were, in fact, “the greatest generation”.
I will agree they were great though.
And the reason I think so is because they gave so much.
They gave their friends, brothers, and sisters in a great war so that the world would remain free.
They gave their youth in service to their country.
They gave their all in rebuilding after the war.
If you ask me, all of that adds up to greatness.
Make it a great day.