Remember Pearl Harbor?

Did you notice how few articles there were about Pearl Harbor or, more broadly, World War II yesterday? I think it’s reasonable to speculate that remembrance of the event has died with the “Greatest Generation”, the generation that fought it.

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  • Guarneri Link

    Yes. I was waiting to see if you had a post as well.

  • Andy Link

    I saw a lot on social media but then again, I have many friends and acquaintances affiliated with the military.

    I lost my Dad recently at 92 and he was a WWII vet. That generation is definitely disappearing. He was interred at a national cemetery in the Denver area and they are so busy there they have funerals back-to-back-to-back all day, everyday. The Korean war vets and some of the older Vietnam vets are dying too.

  • mike shupp Link

    I think it takes a certain amount of stability and tranquility to look back and celebrate anniversaries, and maybe a mental attitude that tends to past reflections. You probably wouldn’t make a big deal about a 20th year wedding anniversary if you were in the midst of a messy divorce, for example.

    I don’t think Twitter and most other social media do much to increase reflections on the distant past, and I don’t think American society is characterized by “peace and stability”. The bombing of the Arizona was big news in my father’s youth; the hollowing out of Utah’s National Monuments was just this past week.

  • Gray Shambler Link

    it’s just math, 76 isn’t divisible by five. A lot more was made of it last year.

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