I'm still pretty much too swamped to write blog posts until the weekend, but I had to take time out to acknowledge the anniversary of the Day That Will Live in Infamy, because of an article that I read in this morning's paper: The Pearl Harbor survivors get together every five years to commemorate the occasion, but this year's gathering will be the last; most of the guys who were there are in their 80s or 90s and don't expect to be around for a commemoration of the 70th anniversary.
Read the whole story, and pause a moment like I did. Remember their mottos: "Remember Pearl Harbor" and "Keep America Alert." We're witnessing the passing of a generation, the likes of whom we might not see again; it's a different world today, isn't it? And to those who served...all I can say is thank you, and rest assured that there are people among us who will take your words to heart.
(And happy birthday to James, half a world away.)