Lest We Forget!

Remember Pearl Harbor, never again. The Pearl Harbor motto.

LEST WE FORGET—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 remember this event, we celebrate the ultimate triumph of the human spirit. However, no matter the result, war is always brutal and ugly. It’s estimated that 50 MILLION people died in the war worldwide. My dad, who served in both WWII and the Korean conflict, hated all war. He spent his civilian career working in a Veterans’ Hospital and witnessed the ongoing 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?”

Photo by Q on Unsplash

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