Because, 64 years after the surprise Japanese attack on Dec. 7, 1941, that launched us into World War II, a lot of Americans seem to have forgotten, even most of our pundits. The Honolulu Advertiser didn’t forget, however, and here’s its editorial:
“The attack on Pearl Harbor shocked Americans into the realization that their comfort and security were at risk. It awakened a mighty military effort that sent echoes into history and into the very present.”

What with Dem leaders pretending that 9/11 never happened, those are good words to keep in mind in an age when we ourselves ought to realize that our own comfort and security remain gravely at risk, especially if we, like some Europeans, send Islamic radicals the message that we’re not serious about fighting the war against terrorism.

Some Pearl Harbor websites of interest:

U.S. Navy

National Geographic Society

National Park Service’s U.S.S. Arizona Memorial

Lest we forget.