Our daughter shared the following quote from a book she is reading that is written by a survivor of the attack on Pearl Harbor, who served on the USS Arizona.
“We were ordinary men. What was extraordinary was the country we loved. We loved who she was, what she stood for. We loved her for what she meant to us, even in those meager times. We all did – more than the states we left behind, our homes, the careers we gave up. As too many would prove, we loved her more than our very lives.”