Mem­ory banks

The Kansas City Star - - Opinion -

I so ap­pre­ci­ate my Kansas City Star. I no­ticed that on Fri­day, only one of the pa­per’s comic strips, “Red and Rover,” ref­er­enced the sig­nif­i­cance of this fate­ful date: Dec. 7, 1941, when more than 2,400 Amer­i­cans died at Pearl Har­bor. (6B)

In the comic, the char­ac­ter Red states, “We can never for­get.” Then his dog Rover fol­lows with the com­ment and ques­tion: “We won’t — but what about peo­ple way off in the fu­ture?”

Have we be­come these “peo­ple of the fu­ture” who will re­mem­ber Pearl Har­bor Day and its sig­nif­i­cance? Or are we too far re­moved in time, and al­ready for­get­ting?

An­gela Schief­er­ecke

Prairie Vil­lage

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