Earlier today I saw a post on Facebook of different events that took place in my home county on February 8, in different years. One caught my eye, a James Garland Nations was memorialized on this day at his church in 1942 after having been lost in the destruction of USS Arizona at Pearl Harbor on December 7th.
I had not realized that anyone local had died at Pearl Harbor so I searched for his name and found his "find a grave" web page. Looking at his other family members I see a sister, who had married my fathers first cousin. She, her husband, my father... all of the family who would have any memory of WWII are all gone now. She was the last, passing away last year at age 95. And I never knew any of this.
"In the vast library of socialist books, there’s not a single volume on how to create wealth, only how to take and “redistribute” it.” - David Horowitz