Pearl Harbor.......I always remember my mom talking about how the world turned upside down when the news broke about the attack. My dad and his younger brother, James both joined up like so many other young men.......they were just kids, farm boys from rural Alabama who suddenly saw humanity at its worst.
Rick's uncle was Marvin was on the USS California, he was the first casualty of war from our county.
He was just a young country boy also.
I think about how the world changed for our parents on this day long ago......life would never be the same for any of them. Young men saw the horror of war face to face, and so many of them never saw their families or country again.
Tonight, I think about war and how it seems we as a nation have learned nothing from the wars we have fought, the lives that we have lost and taken......it does seem that war has become business as usual and we go about our daily lives not knowing and not caring that we still are fighting and people are still dying, and that those who come back will never be the same.......and history just repeats itself....and the world just keeps on spinning.