Went into town early this am and found the giant American Flag flying close to I-10 at half mast! Turned into Walmart and their flag was at half mast. That was refreshing!
Had Pearl Harbor not happened, I might not be here. My dad joined the Army, was in Nevada teaching desert driving in some motorpool outfit, my mother was nurse in a hospital in Ely, Nevada during WWII. Some how they met and were married there in Ely, Nevada.
Dad was blessed to stay stateside the whole war. He mentioned Alabama and Nevada when he reminisced about the Army. Finally figured out he was at what is now Fort Rucker in Alabama. That's not to far from where we live. Have no info about the Nevada desert driving.
Pearl Harbor turned this country on its' ear for a very short time. But when folks pulled together, military and civilian, they overcame with Gods help. Hope we can still do it the need ever arises. Looks a lot like our conflict is from within.