Day: December 7, 2011

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

09:25 – The 70th anniversary of Pearl Harbor. Those of us too young to remember Pearl Harbor had difficulty understanding the hatred for the Japanese that atrocity caused among Americans. My dad never fought in the Pacific. He was a navigator on a B-17 and flew many missions over Germany, with Germans trying to kill him the whole time. And yet he never had any hatred for the Germans, even at the time. He bought German-made products, including an automobile, and thought nothing of it. But he never bought Japanese products. I finally came to understand how my parents’ generation felt about Japan ten years ago, on 9/11.

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