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Today is December 7th and for most of us, that day doesn’t really ring any bells. However, for some of us either lucky enough to grow up with parents who told us about this sacred day, or perhaps, old enough to remember, it is a day in infamy.

So, while this may not be a non-profit moment, it is one even bigger. On December 7th, 1941, Pearl Harbor was bombed by the Japanese . 75 years ago today, Hawaii did not look like this. A recently discovered family film uncovered the moment the war began and along with it,  uncovered the moment that it ended.

So while you are out Christmas shopping today, remember that you have that luxury because of those who went before us. The ones that gave us the gift of freedom.


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  1. My Dear Heidi, Thank you for today’s blog. Yes, I remember D Day well as I was approaching my 6th birthday. That day church bells rang for hours, folks crowded into the streets, traffic stopped, everyone hugging and kissing everyone else. Their were no divisions; we were all Americans! I still hear those bells and feel those hugs as I rejoice in gratitude to those who gave of themselves for me and our country. To those women & men who carry on their tradition today, I salute you and again, with joy and gratitude, send you my love. You give to us the ultimate gift — your very self. Don

    • charitymatters Reply

      Thank you Don for your beautiful words and sharing your memory with everyone. xoxo

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