My daughter, son-in-law, and two grandies, have decorated their home for Hanukkah. Their front door is a decorated to illuminate the celebration of the Hanukkah lights. Most Jewish homes have their own menorah to light during the eight nights of Hanukkah.
Hanukkah begins the evening of December 10th.
My son-in-law is extremely creative and definitely handy with constructing items.
The menorah, to the left, behind the panda, was built by him. He created it from wood, by himself. It stands almost to the top of the house. Each night of Hanukkah, the pertinent light/lights will be ‘lit’.
The Magen David, Star of David, above the garage doors, was also built by him. I love their exterior decorations, illuminating the fact that Judaism is meaningful to them, within the neighboring homes being decorated mainly in a Christmas theme.
What is heartwarming, kind, and sincere, during this time of year, is the fact that several of their neighbors put a little gift upon their porch, each night of Hanukkah, or knock on their door with homemade deliciousness. The thoughtfulness makes me teary-eyed, as at times, I have been to their home, and witnessed the event/s.
Today is National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. It is the 79th anniversary of the attack, which occurred on December 7, 1941.
Let us take a moment to remember all of those who were killed during the attack on Pearl Harbor, and all of the victims who suffered physical, mental and emotional duress.
Let us give thanks to our military, and honor their dedication to protecting our country, during times of extreme duress and horror, such as this particular moment in time.
Let us not forget this devastating day, and let it be remembered through the decades, centuries.
“Yesterday, December 7, 1941— a date which will live in infamy— the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by the naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan.”
-Franklin D. Roosevelt
Copyright Lorri M.