It is, indeed, somber on this morning of national remembrance.
Though rain is falling, skies are gray and fog is hovering, I did find a ray of sunshine early this morning when I read the results of last night's Sandpoint High School Bulldog basketball games vs Spokane's Shadle Park High School.
Both the boys and the girls won their games and decisively too.
Sandpoint girls played at Shadle Park: 59-44
Sandpoint boys played at home: 65-58
Bill and I are especially happy for Willie and his team, as they're coming off from a three-game losing streak.
Twas a sweet victory, and we, as parents, are proud.
May the good times keep rolling for SHS Bulldog sports.
In other news, my friend Connie from Hope has a new blog entry with some thoughtful comments about women and flag jewelry.
I hope you enjoy her thoughts as much as I did.
Finally, this IS a national day of remembrance as we mark the 78th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.
Fewer and fewer citizens each year remember the details of where they were that day and how they reacted to hearing that it was a "Day of Infamy," characterized by President Roosevelt in a speech to Congress.
Still, countless visitors to the Pearl Harbor Memorial, representing younger generations, will always remember the solemnity, the quiet reflection, the reverence they experienced while strolling through the Arizona Memorial and other historical monuments and museums associated with Dec. 7, 1941.
Such a visit is an unforgettable experience as it should be.