Yesterday, Dec. 7, 1941 – a date which will live in infamy – the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan.
—President Theodore Roosevelt to The Congress of the United States, December 8, 1941
And yes, that date does indeed live on in infamy as we remember the lives that were lost at Pearl Harbor 70 years ago today.
Although the world has changed much since December 7, 1941, it is important that we continue to honor the memories of veterans that paid the ultimate price for the freedoms we enjoy today.
Congratulations to Alabama Governor Robert Bentley for urging Alabamians to remember the service of veterans on Wreaths Across America day on Saturday.
Governor Bentley made the comments Monday when he joined with state military leaders and others in Montgomery to recognize the plans for Wreaths Across America. The program expects to place an estimated 400,000 evergreen wreaths on the graves of veterans, including those at the Alabama National Cemetery in Montevallo and at other locations in Alabama.
Bentley said the program is a way to say thank you to veterans and their families during the holiday season.
One of Dale Carnegie’s primary principles is to give honest and sincere appreciation for the efforts of others, and there’s perhaps no greater tribute to our veterans than what Wreaths Across America represents.