Kayaking in Infamy
Today is December 07th—- The Day of Infamy.
The date marks when the United States entered World War 2 with the “deliberate” bombing of U.S. Naval ships in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, in 1941.
Yeah, 1941 IS a long time ago.
Then-President F.D. Roosevelt gave a big speech about it all on the, wait for it, analog RADIO.
Half Mast Flags
Half mast U.S. flags, honors the service personnel on board the Naval Ships who perished and those defending them.
It was a terrible day.
Some U.S. ships are still at the bottom of Pearl Harbor, along with many dead service personnel.
Brooding about the day’s history, I launched my kayak and paddled.
Ya know, we are FREE to paddle, hike; dream, vote for whom we please, or make fools of ourselves, because many came before us in the United States defending our rights.
Hiking a long trail is going to be hard; going to War may be harder.
1941 WAS a long time ago.
However, you and I are the beneficiaries of liberties we take for granted.
We can haul a backpack, sleep in our tents; go where we please and with whom.
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