Imagine if the idealistic authors of the Declaration of Independence had not fought and beat one the most powerful nations in history.
You can do better Google. You owe your freedom and respect to those people.
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President Roosevelt new that terrible time would eventually fade from our memories and that we would lock them away way in that secret box we put things those things that hurt. When we do that, we lock something else important away with it.
I remember the front page of the NY Times, Daily News and magazines covered with images and headlines. TV and radio played FDR's words. They reminded us to unlock the box and take out those terrible memories so that we would continue guarding against complacency that allows history to repeat itself.
And then one day about fifteen years ago, the reminders on the front pages, TV and radio were absent. No replays of FDR's proclamation that this was an infamous date. You see, when we lock away memories like Pearl Harbor and WWII and 9/11, our gratitude for those great people who fought for us stay locked away too.
Most of us don't want to think about bad memories. Why should we? It's painful. Most of us want to think about the things that make us feel good. We want to enjoy the peace and freedom that we have without someone like me throwing guilt on the table to remember that which we enjoy was preserved by millions who sacrificed, suffered and died defending us from a few of vicious tyrants and their minions who fought to turn our peace and freedom into fear and oppression.
Last weekend was Thanksgiving and today is another thanksgiving. We're thankful Hitler, Hirohito and Mussolini were defeated. And we're thankful for the people who fought against them for us.
During the football game, Nutcracker here at Sally's school, in church, at your brunch or wherever you're relaxing or playing, take December 7th out of the box and be thankful for the people who paid for your peaceful day and then put it back in the box.
I found this Pearl Harbor's survivors' commemoration in a corner of Reuters this morning:
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Gary Hart led an 800% sales increase over a five-year span for a manufacturing technology company. As VP of Sales & Marketing, Gary accomplished this with continuous sales process and strategy improvements, coaching and exploitation of their CRM. The company maintained a competitive edge while leveraging the constantly changing market and economy. His team was recognized as the top sales team in the industry.
As an advertising account executive, Gary landed major marketing campaigns such as Toyota’s Import Car of the Year Award. His diversity of accounts included Avis, Cartier, Del Webb and Ideal Toy.
Gary built his own manufacturing technology sales company into an industry leader. In 1998, Gary founded TFORI Inc., a sales enhancement company that developed an industry specific sales and marketing CRM for small business.
Gary is a lifelong student of sales. His obsession for multiplying sales with sales process, strategy and messaging improvement borders a rather healthy addiction. He was a guest instructor for the Dale Carnegie Institute and was a key note speaker to numerous associations.
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