Dec 072003
 
Authors: Collegian Editorial Staff

By:

Shandra Jordan, editor in chief

Colleen Buhrer, managing editor

J.J. Babb, managing editor

Patrick Crossland, state/regional editor

Christopher J. Ortiz, opinion editor

Our country had never experienced something like it before. A

pre-emptive attack on native soil during a time of peace. Dec. 7,

1942, changed the lives of millions of Americans. The attacks

killed and injured 3,500 Americans and plunged the United States

into World War II.

Most of us in school (and our parents) do not remember the

attack of Pearl Harbor as anything more than headlines, but for the

generation that went through that attack and the following war,

that day forever changed the security Americans had, up until then,

taken advantage of.

Today’s Our View is dedicated to the armed forces of today and

yesterday. Politics aside, we support our armed forces completely.

America has the largest volunteer army in the world and we feel it

is because so many believe in the idea of democracy and the idea of

freedom enough to fight, defend and die for those ideas.

The men and women that make up the armed forces are not

strangers. They are our neighbors, our peers, our parents, our

youth, our sons and daughters. They come from our homes, our

neighborhood, our schools and our towns. Defending our values

always come with the heavy price of someone’s life.

We want to let our armed forces know we support them, despite

differences in politics, ideologies and opinions. We salute

you.

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