December 7th, 1941 – A day that too many have forgotten. As you read this blog you may still have no idea that on this day 70 years ago Japan attacked the United States Naval Base at Pearl Harbor in Oahu, Hawaii.
On that quiet Sunday morning our world was literally shaken and the scope of history changed forever. Still, so many have forgotten this day. I asked a class full of 6th grade students if they knew anything about this infamous day, or FDR’s speech. None of them really did.
Maybe if we take a moment to educate our children on the history of this great country and the struggles and attacks it has overcome, then just maybe when they grow up they’ll appreciate all the blessings our country has to offer, and the brave men and women who fought and died so you and I can live here in peace and freedom. If we teach our children about the history of our great country perhaps they will grow up and not join the growing ranks of those who seek to destroy our founding father’s intentions, destroy our freedoms, remove God from our founding documents, and spit upon everything this country has stood for since those brave men stood up against the tyranny of King George III, or since those men and women we know as Pilgrims sought to start a free Christian nation when they landed at Plymouth Rock in 1620.
Why have we become so enamored with the present, and completely ignored our past?
Deuteronomy 32:7 – New International Version (NIV)
7 Remember the days of old;
consider the generations long past.
Ask your father and he will tell you,
your elders, and they will explain to you.
If we continue to allow our future generations to completely ignore the past of our country, to be ignorant of what truly makes the United States of America great, then our country will lose its greatness. And if we continue to allow God to be removed from our society, pretty soon there will be nothing left of our great nation.
Deuteronomy 8:18 – New International Version (NIV)
18 But remember the LORD your God, for it is he who gives you the ability to produce wealth, and so confirms his covenant, which he swore to your ancestors, as it is today.
May America bless God, and may God bless America.