Today's my birthday, which is significant for a couple of reasons.
1. I'm turning 27 for the sixth or seventh time (not sure which - I've lost count).
2. Today marks the 70 th anniversary of the infamous, devastating attack on Pearl Harbor.
I'm not writing about my b-day for personal attention purposes, although anyone is welcome to shout it from the rooftops, if you so choose. Instead, every year of my life I've been reminded that December 7 is more than just a really cool excuse for cake and a party. I owe that largely to my patriot father, who was both a United States Marine and a high school history teacher. Everyone in my family is aware of any event, minor or major, that occurred on our birthdays. Naturally, in my own particular idiom, mine is the largest and probably the most tragic historical occurrence.
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