Friday, December 07, 2012

Pearl Harbor Day

This morning I attended the Greater Lowell Veterans Council's Pearl Harbor Remembrance ceremony at the Lowell Memorial Auditorium.  State Senator Eileen Donoghue and Mayor Patrick Murphy were the featured speakers along with two students from the Helenic American Academy who read essays on the history of the Pledge of Allegiance and the events in Hawaii on December 7, 1941.  What was most notable about this morning's ceremony was that of the 100 plus people in attendance, only two were veterans of World War Two.  A young serviceman who was 18 years old when Pearl Harbor was attacked would be 90 years old today.  We are truly witnessing the winding up of the Greatest Generations.  The implications of that is something important to contemplate.

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