In Honor of 12/7/1941

If I had thought ahead, I would have obtained permission to post this photo for yesterday, but alas.

Today I am honoring the 70th anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor and what it meant for our country.

In the photo above, the gentleman on the left is my great uncle (“great” for more than his place in the family tree, if you know what I mean). The gentleman on the right is his grandson, Matthew. The tradition goes that my great uncle’s grandsons try on his uniform once they reach 18–the year my great uncle was drafted into the Army.

And so this photo goes.

Seeing Matthew in this picture–realizing how young he is and how much of a future he still holds–puts into perspective the sacrifice of my great uncle and many like him.

I believe with all my heart that the world is a better place because of WW2 vets.

Thank you, Uncle Don. And thank you to the many brave and humble like him.


  1. Wow Trisha, that gave me goosebumps! Pass on a heartfelt thank you to your “Great” Uncle Don for his service and sacrifice. Our military past and present are true heroes, whether they serve overseas or at a desk job, and they can’t be honored enough for their life-changing sacrifices.

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