Please see below an excerpt we found on www.rememberingpearlharbor.org
It states perfectly why we should always remember.
It has been 66 years since the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, marking the entrance of the
into World War II. It remains our moral duty to those who died and served to remember what happened on that Sunday morning 66 years ago. United States
In doing so, we also remember all the servicemen and servicewomen plus the millions of innocent non-combatants who lost their lives on all sides as a direct result of this heinous and unprovoked act of aggression. We must remember and remain vigilant to ensure that it can never happen again. More importantly, lest we forget the sacrifice of those who died, were wounded or proudly served, ensuring our freedom that Sunday Morning or since.
Much has occurred in the world since December 7, 1941. The world has seen quite a number of other wars that called upon the Armed Forces of the
. - Korea, Vietnam, Grenada, Desert Storm, Somalia, Bosnia, Kosovo, Afghanistan and currently Iraq, not to mention the untold and sparsely known conflicts which have also called upon American Patriots to risk all for preservation of our freedom and way of life. United States
Yet complacency, our greatest enemy, surrounds us. For a graphic example of which we speak, on September 11, 2001,
was again the target of foreign aggression. What happened on that day was in fact an Act of War and Americans must again rise to the occasion and defend itself or it will only face similar or worse vile acts of destruction in the coming years. America
you believe we as a nation are currently right or wrong in our current actions with regards to Terrorism. It has been
's complacency and inaction against these countries and organizations for the past 20 - 25 years or more that has permitted terrorism to fester and grow like a cancer. America
Terrorism is not what concerns us, the terrorist ultimately will be defeated. It is complacency and indifference. These two factors can erode the very reasons so many before have served, bled and died to preserve.