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Red and Rover by Brian Basset for December 07, 2018

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    AshburnStadium  5 months ago

    Way off in the future like 2018. My mom was 12 years old that day, and she remembers it like yesterday. She will be 90 on May 1, 2019. She easily passes for her 60s.

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    Hoosier Poet  5 months ago

    That generation is quickly passing. My own mom turned 94 in July; she served two years in the U.S. Navy toward the end of WWII. And she, too, remembered Pearl Harbor as if it were yesterday. She passed away on Sunday, her funeral is later today. I hope we will never forget, but I’m also afraid it is growing dim in our collective consciousness…

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    desvarzil  5 months ago

    My late father-in-law was assigned to the USS Arizona, but by sheer chance was ashore on a pass. He spent the rest of the war as a SeaBee.

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    Catfeet Premium Member 5 months ago

    I’m glad Red and Rover are here to remind us of our history. Thank you for remembering, Brian.

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    asrialfeeple  5 months ago

    Wars are a part of human history. And it’s easy to forget how soon we forget.

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    SquawkTron  5 months ago

    I still remember my loved ones, and cherish every moment I spent with them. Good times.

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    jpayne4040  5 months ago

    Sadly, Rover asks a very good question.

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    dlkrueger33  5 months ago

    It’s a fact of life….if you didn’t live through something, you only know it second hand and it does not have the same emotional impact on you as it does for someone who was alive (or was there) at that time. The same thing will happen years from now regarding 9/11…. something you read about in a history book.

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    Lomax9er7  5 months ago

    Thank you Mr. Basset for refreshing our memories. We forgive the attackers, who are now our good friends, for what was done. We remember those who were there to defend us and the loved ones lost…

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    Spacetech  5 months ago

    God Bless America..Pray for all mankind, as many still doing get his message.

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    rentier Premium Member 5 months ago

    We remember it, so it may not happen in future again!!

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    pschearer Premium Member 5 months ago

    I once met a man who was in the Navy at Pearl Harbor. He was so badly wounded that the Navy assumed he’d never walk again and they discharged him. He recovered, tried to go back, but they wouldn’t take him, so he lied and joined the Army, fighting in the Battle of the Bulge with the 82nd Airborne. It would sound like fiction, except he was president of the 82nd Airborne Association and his car had a NJ Pearl Harbor Survivor license plate. If anyone knows the man’s name, please comment on it.

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    pony21  5 months ago

    I was born in 1958. Pearl Harbor (1941) is to me as 9/11 (2001) will be to children born this year. World War II always seemed like “ancient history” to me, at least until I grew up and was able to put time and history into a more relevant context. The same is and will be true of current and future generations. Very thankful for Brian Basset for this gentle reminder; that is a responsibility we all share.

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    mymontana  5 months ago

    Red and Rover – be sure that we always remember that day – with love and hugs to our dear friend, Red and Rover

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    sarahbowl1  5 months ago

    Red and Rover will keep the remembrance alive! Thanks, little darlings, for your reminder. By remembering, we honor those who died for our country!

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    Joseph McFarlane Premium Member 5 months ago

    This is the first comic I’ve read that even mentioned Pearl Harbor!

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    jamestipton222  5 months ago

    Google does a doodle for obscure subjects, all very PC, but ignores Pearl Harbor day!

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    sallyseckman  5 months ago

    With innovative new technologies we are able to see history in a clearer detail. The wars of today will soon end up as stories of tomorrow. Time has a way of going in cycles.

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    Michael G  5 months ago

    The USA : 2500 miles wide, ½" deep.

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    rickmac1937 Premium Member 5 months ago

    Never forget

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    rmbdot  5 months ago

    Radio news this morning covered this year’s remembrance ceremony – said this is the first year no living veterans of the attack were present.

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    rs  5 months ago

    The last frame should have flashed back to Red dressed like a kid from the 1940’s… wondering about us in the future.

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    RonnieAThompson Premium Member 5 months ago

    We will never forget that the price of liberty is eternal vigilance. God Bless Our Military and Veterans.

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    Yakety Sax  5 months ago

    FDR’s Day of Infamy Pearl Harbor Speech

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W6ScDXwYjWA

    December 7th 1941: A Day That Will Live in Infamy A tribute on the anniversary of the December 7th 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor, with a special remembrance for Private Charles M. Judge of the 98th Coastal Artillery.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aV8vWFQ9jYw

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    billpat1  5 months ago

    I’m afraid you’re right, kids say “what was that” when they hear Pearl Harbor Day! My mother called to remind me every year. My dad joined the marines the next day. They are both gone now, my sister and I remind each other every year now, but we’ll be gone soon too.

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    tcar-1  5 months ago

    My dad and his two brothers were all in the Navy. Had two uncles (married to mom’s sisters) that were in the Army. One of them served in the ‘engineers’ and rebuilt the Burma road ahead of Merrill’s Marauders. He saw the most action. He didn’t like to talk about it. All of them are gone but they are not forgotten by us.

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    tcar-1  5 months ago

    Thank you Mr. Basset.

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    WmCraft Premium Member 5 months ago

    I was just at the site this past summer. Very sobering. I hope the PC history revisionists don’t try to gloss over what was done there.

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    robertwadebarnett  5 months ago

    Thanks for helping us remember.

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    Happy, happy, happy!!! Premium Member 5 months ago

    They went to war to fight fascism.

    We now have a fascist in the Whitehouse.

    Yeah, people have forgotten.

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    cosman  5 months ago

    My oldest sister was born in San Diego’s Mercy Hospital a few hours after Pearl Harbor went down.. Mom said the staff told the fathers & relatives not to tell the mothers-to-be what happened until after they delivered, because the stress from knowing might complicate delivery.

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    spookyalice61  5 months ago

    My step father served. He told me stories of flying over the ‘Hump’ “Himalayas”. He was my hero.

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    whenlifewassimpler  5 months ago

    I remembered Red and Rover and always will.

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    Happy Cat Premium Member 5 months ago

    If you visit the FDR museum in Hyde Park, NY, you can see a hand-written draft (on yellow legal paper) of FDR’s speech. Interestingly, “infamy” was not his first choice, but he had scratched out the previous word and added infamy.

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    mnd0829  5 months ago

    We need to try to make sure the younger Americans remember Pearl Harbor, what happened to the Jews, as well as 9-11

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