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