On this day, the US entered WWII. Had it not, the world might have looked very different 60+ years later, especially Europe.
The White House ordered flags to be displayed at half-staff at all state buildings and facilities in Michigan on Dec. 7 in observance of Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, according to a university e-mail sent to Wayne State employees.
The day is in remembrance of Imperial Japan’s attack on the U.S. Navy base at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii.
According to the Navy, more than 2,400 Americans died during that attack. The attack caused the U.S. to declare war on the Axis powers and enter World War II.
Remembrance Day is not the first time the State of Michigan commemorated the raid on Pearl Harbor.
On June 12, Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm ordered U.S. flags throughout the state to be lowered to half-staff in honor of U. S. Navy Fireman 3rd Class Gerald George Lehman, according to Spero News. He was being returned to his hometown of Hancock.
Lehman, 17, died aboard the USS Oklahoma during the Pearl Harbor raid.
Contending Theories and Policy Choices | Columbia International Relations Lecture
Watch it on Academic Earth
Testing out the Bookmarklet feature in Posterous… besides, it wouldn’t hurt to sit through a lecture on IR theory!
To Kill A Mockingbird: WSU Does Harper Lee Proud
Death, Where Is Thy Sting?
Karma, take a seat / Forgiveness and redemption / Are my cup of tea!
Partial Or Not!
Contradictions have / No positive solutions / Basic math concept!
– William Shakespeare
Devouring Time, blunt thou the lion’s paws,
And make the earth devour her own sweet brood;
Pluck the keen teeth from the fierce tiger’s jaws,
Remembering a magnificent day earlier this Fall… This beautiful building called Old Main is a block across the street from my office. I took this picture one day in mid-October on my lunch hour. Today, the skies are not quite as blue; those maple trees have lost their leaves; and the grass on the ground is a dull brown. But Old Main remains unchanged, and I daresay it will stay the same for a long time to come.
There’s something quite comforting about brick-and-mortar, like that, don’t you think?
Bird(s) On A Wire: Just Like Cohen Sang
Last Sunday evening, I was riding in the car heading westbound in town, running one last errand for the day, nay, the weekend– when we stopped at a traffic light– and I looked out the window and directly up at the telephone wires and saw the most awesome sight: a row of tiny sparrow-like blackbirds perched close together. They were tightly packed together like a row of men’s black dress shoes on a store-shelf.
Made me also think of Leonard Cohen’s famous ballad, Like A Bird On A Wire. Here it is!
But this morning, I stand in awe at the stark contrast in the color of the skies as I look outside my window. Three days ago, the skies were a bright blue even as the evening sun was fast going down in the west. This morning, however, the skies are a dense gray but with shock of snow flurries coming down in a hurry. Each so different, and yet each so very beautiful. Like birds on a wire! And a show like none other– one that must go on!