In November, I had the sixth anniversary of writing at Sacred Ordinary. Every December 7, if you check my archives, I have written about Pearl Harbor as it had great significance in my family. For those old enough to remember that day 68 years ago, it never leaves your memory. I was only four years old, but I definitely remember.
In a nutshell, my late sister Donna was engaged to Edward Joseph "Bud" Heidt who was on the U.S.S. Arizona with his twin brother Wesley John Heidt on Dec. 7, 1941. My sister literally never got over that loss even though she went on to marry (and divorce) and have a child. She died of complications from Parkinson's Disease in 1998. Bud and Wes's sister passed away this year in Ojai so the direct connection is gone.
This vintage poster of a deployed sailor during WW II is one of 12 wonderful photos distributed this year by the Blinded Veterans Association. John Philip Falter was the artist and this poster is from the U.S. War Department in 1943 as the Adjutant General's national security poster.