Veterans Worry Pearl Harbor is being Forgotton

The title of this post redirects back to a news article that is similar to ones posted all across America Today. Today is December 7th, Pearl Harbor Day.

“It’s mind-boggling to me that so many kids don’t even know about Pearl Harbor and what it was and what it meant,” said Hess, 78, as he sat in Jack Hanna’s Newport barbershop working out the last details for today’s annual memorial service.

“We have to keep this going. If we give it up, who’s going to carry it on? Who’s going to take the time to remember that this was a world event, not just one involving the United States?” Hess said. “No young people seem to want to carry this on, to replace us, so we keep doing it. Someone has to do it.”

Mr. Hess, you will probably never see this blog entry but I want you and all the other Vets to know that we care. We are reminding people every day, as much as we are able to, about your sacrifices as well as those of our allies during that period of time.

It struck me today, while reading that news article, we are serving a higher purpose with this project. I am so very grateful for all of the help that has come in thus far. We have a long way to go and a lot of money yet to raise. God willing, this project will be a success and keep alive the memories of those men.

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