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.
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…
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.
I’m glad Red and Rover are here to remind us of our history. Thank you for remembering, Brian.
Wars are a part of human history. And it’s easy to forget how soon we forget.
I still remember my loved ones, and cherish every moment I spent with them. Good times.
Sadly, Rover asks a very good question.
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.
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…
God Bless America..Pray for all mankind, as many still doing get his message.
We remember it, so it may not happen in future again!!
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.
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.
Red and Rover – be sure that we always remember that day – with love and hugs to our dear friend, Red and Rover
Red and Rover will keep the remembrance alive! Thanks, little darlings, for your reminder. By remembering, we honor those who died for our country!
This is the first comic I’ve read that even mentioned Pearl Harbor!
Google does a doodle for obscure subjects, all very PC, but ignores Pearl Harbor day!
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.
The USA : 2500 miles wide, ½" deep.
Radio news this morning covered this year’s remembrance ceremony – said this is the first year no living veterans of the attack were present.
The last frame should have flashed back to Red dressed like a kid from the 1940’s… wondering about us in the future.
We will never forget that the price of liberty is eternal vigilance. God Bless Our Military and Veterans.
FDR’s Day of Infamy Pearl Harbor Speech
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.
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.
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.
Thank you Mr. Basset.
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.
Thanks for helping us remember.
They went to war to fight fascism.
We now have a fascist in the Whitehouse.
Yeah, people have forgotten.
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.
My step father served. He told me stories of flying over the ‘Hump’ “Himalayas”. He was my hero.
I remembered Red and Rover and always will.
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.
We need to try to make sure the younger Americans remember Pearl Harbor, what happened to the Jews, as well as 9-11
November 20, 2013