Friday, November 11, 2011


This morning I heard a moving broadcast on NPR's StoryCorps. Pearl Harbor survivor Frank Curre talked about the horrible day of the attack. He was eighteen at the time. He says:
"I still have the nightmares, never got over the nightmares. And with God as my witness, I read my paper this morning — and right now, I can't tell you what I read. I can't remember.
But what happened on that day is tattooed on your soul. There's no way I can forget that. I wish to God I could."
Today on Veterans Day we honor all the men and women who have served our country in the armed forces. May we never forget the price they paid to defend our freedom.

Read the entire Story Corps transcript or listen to the broadcast. It's well worth it:


Pat O'Dea Rosen said...

Thanks for the Veteran's Day tribute, Lark. Like Mr. Curre, my dad signed up at seventeen and served in the Pacific.

We owe so much to "The Greatest Generation."

I'm grateful, too, for those who now serve, including my nephew.

Lark Howard said...

You're right, Pat. We owe so much to the men and women in the military--past and present.