A Dying Date

He called it “a date which will live in infamy“, December 7, 1941.  Today, seventy-six years later, that slogan, coined by our 32nd President, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, still rings true in our nation’s history as wicked and evil. Yet, one has to scour major news outlets to find mention of it. No longer is it emblazoned on the front pages of newspapers and websites. It is replaced by scandals, impeachment threats, and climate change. The date that will live in infamy is dying.  And that is sad.

Are children and young people learning this important history of our great and exceptional nation?  Take a few moments (to honor those who died) and watch the video of President Roosevelt as he addresses the joint session of congress the following day.

Author: pastor roger

Pastor Roger is retired Executive Director of Hope Now For Youth. Hope Now is a Christian rescue organization. The ministry helps young gang members get out of the gang life and into a job. He is a licensed pastor in Hope Now Bible Church where he preaches on various Sundays throughout the year and leads an adult Bible study during the week. He serves on the Board of Directors and assists the new executive director as the organization’s Director of Communications and Director of Cambodia Ministries. He graduated with High Honors from Moody Bible Institute with a Bachelors degree in Biblical Studies. He attended Riverside Community College, Biola College (University), and he received his certificate in Strategic Planning and Management in Retailing from Babson College. Roger was a member of the U.S. Coast Guard in the early 70s. In 1980 he began a 24-year career with Berean Christian Stores (now Lifeway Christian Stores). In 2000 he became president of the company and served in that position for four years. He became Executive Director and CEO of Hope Now For Youth in 2004 and retired from that position in 2018. He has traveled to Antarctica, Chile, Peru, Mexico, Canada, New Zealand, South Pacific Islands, Cambodia, Italy, France, Germany, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Jordan and Israel. In 1975 he married Carol and has two married daughters and eight grandchildren (Six grandsons and two granddaughters). He believes in the U.S. Constitution and supports all efforts to defend it. Roger enjoys learning how to be a better writer, coffee (not tea) reading, playing golf, watching (soon to be World Champions Dodgers) baseball, and hanging out with his grandkids.

2 thoughts on “A Dying Date”

  1. Wow, That was so enlightening. I didn’t know the govt. was meeting with representatives of Japan seeking peace in the Pacific region! My education was lacking about our history. Think of what is lacking now for the next generation!!

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