The Day that Lives in Infamy.
The day Japan bombed Pearl Harbor – December 7, 1941.
I remember standing on the platform of the USS Arizona Memorial in Pearl Harbor sometime around 1986 when I was a teenager and feeling the reverence so deeply, I’m still moved to tears every time I think back on that day. It was so profound, in fact, I would say that experience is one of the defining moments leading to my decision to enlist in US Navy when I was 17.
To Protect and Serve. Another experience that forever changed me.
We enlist in the military as young men and women to uphold Freedom. To change the world. To explore – ourselves and the planet. A sense of pride in a country we love.
But what happens once inside the war machine?
Many of us lose our spirit. We are crushed inside. The demons that plague us seem so unreal to outsiders. They’re invisible. . . to everyone but us. And that makes it 10x as hard.
The number of vets that take their own lives is devastating. It should be devastating. In a country with ample resources, some of the most advanced technologies in the world, it’s beyond excuse.
And since that Day of Infamy, there have been far too many other days that should have shocked us awake. Not to the propaganda of terrorism, but to the idea that fighting is not the answer.
Days that should have shocked us awake to the idea that there is another way.
You know, One Generation Peace Project isn’t just a movement for youth. It goes far beyond that. . .
Our mission is to create a world of peace and love in One Generation.
People ask me how that’s possible. My answer is this: by the mere fact that we can imagine it, think it, desire it, believe it, it’s possible. There is no other way.
We can create a world of peace and love in One Generation.
We can heal the entire planet in One Generation.
Start with YOU. Start TODAY. Start NOW.
Because LOVE is the only answer.
What if. . . ❤️