It’s hard to believe that it’s December 7 here in Central America where I’m sitting in front of a big fan trying to stay cool. The only clock around here only gives the day of the week. There are no US flags flying at half mast to jog the memory.
It is instructive to recall that just as with the attacks of 9/11, there were conspiracy theories about Pearl Harbor, including the one that the US government “let it happen.” So we pause to remember those who died in that attack, and the heroism displayed during that tragedy by people like Dr. Rodney T. West who treated the wounded amid the wreckage. (Dr. West also is one who remembered the birth of an unusual child named Barack Obama.)