Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Remembering Pearl Harbor
So on this day that will go down in infamy I salute all you surviving geezer veterans and say thank you for your sacrifice. I am pleased to say that I have had the opportunity to ski with some of you in the past and continue to ski with some of you each year. Many veterans learned to ski as part of the 10th Mountain Division and others who were stationed in the Alps also learned to ski for recreation. My wife's father Tommy Poole was a Chaplain during WW II and learned to ski in Switzerland. Perhaps it is an irony that the war introduced many men to the sport of skiing that could become a pleasurable passion for the rest of their lives.