Remember Pearl Harbor, never again. The Pearl Harbor motto.
On the morning of December 7, 1941 there was a surprise military attack on Pearl Harbor, a U.S. naval base in Hawaii. The battle was the tipping factor that convinced the United States to enter into World War II.
As we come together in remembrance, we celebrate the ultimate triumph of the human spirit. However, no matter the result, war is always brutal and ugly. My dad hated all war. Besides WWII, he also served in the Korean conflict and spent his civilian career working in a Veterans’ Hospital. He witnessed the human devastation of war everyday. I pray that as we honor those who lost their lives defending our freedom, we learn from our past. If only the motto were true—never again.
Affirmation: I remember.
Coaching questions: How do you connect to this day in history? What contribution can you make to “never again?”
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