I also read somewhere that this is the anniversary of Henry VI of England being crowned King of France in 1431 - so I guess we should be thinking of Joan of Arc and Seb's ancestors in Orleans in that dumb war too. Or we could just bury the hatchet with an even older
I see no need.for mockery.
Feel free to remember what ever you wish.. This event is still within the living memory of some of us..not 600 years ago
. . This is not a day to honor militarism, nor a vulgar display of nationalism.
There is no hatchet that needs to be buried either...Our Dec 7th remembrance ceremonies started as a memorial day for the fallen..not a national hate the Japanese day
.. Japanese and American veterans meet every year with handshakes,and sometimes tears to participate in the memorial services. The day has changed to one or remembering ALL the victims of the war..on every island or continent.
There were many more victims of the attack on Pearl Harbor than just Americans. They lived in the Philippines, China, Japan, Korea, Europe, the USA etc etc ...
Perhaps remembering the slaughter of innocents or honoring veterans really is out dated in Europe. It certainly is amongst some of our citizens... but not most..not yet.