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Shortbread and Pearl Harbor

Oh goody! A round shortbread thistle cookie!


It is, of course, yummy.

Today is the 81st anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor.

As soon as my Pop heard the news, he went to enlist. The Army wouldn’t take him, but the Navy did. He served as the head of the Navy Armed Guard on several merchant marine supply ships in the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea.

My father-in-law was a student at The Citadel. When the news broke, he and all his classmates immediately enlisted in the Army. He served in Patton’s Third Army, was part of the invasion of Normandy, and helped liberate the Buchenwald concentration camp.

They were true patriots.