Posts Tagged ‘Pearl Harbor’

A Date Which Will Live in Infamy

Posted by John Lindsay on 6th December 2016 in Christian Articles, News, Op Ed

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I am Jerry Brainard, the radio announcer for KJOY in San Francisco. I also happen to be a fictional character in a story written by Deborah Craig-Claar and Mark Hayes entitled, “I’ll Be Home for Christmas.” The actor who portrays me…isn’t important.

The story revolves around a functional family in a turbulent time, and begins Thanksgiving day amidst the anxiety preceding America’s involvement in the 2nd World War. The story shows how our faith was stretched as we inched our way through one of the worst days in American history.

I know my way around the entertainment business. As a radio announcer, it was my job to keep folks tuned in, but, after what happened on that fateful Sunday morning of December 7th, my job turned into something more. I heard the news of the attack the same as everyone else, on the radio. I got mad and cried and felt helpless like everyone else, but when I squared off to the microphone afterward, I knew I couldn’t let the news trigger a knee-jerk reaction. Saying what I felt was too raw, unpredictable and sad. What good would my opinion do anyone – including me? Read the rest of this entry »