A Date That Will Live in Infamy

Last month we had the honor and privilege of covering an event that featured Gene Dick as a featured speaker; Dick is a serviceman that was aboard the USS Oklahoma on December 7th, 1941 and only one of seven to survive.

I included the wide shot to give an idea of the number of people present and captivated by his story, so much so that one could hear that proverbial pin drop during the pauses in his story.  

 The event was a Rotary event in which members from all of District 5320's clubs gather to be congratulated on their particular club's efforts to raise funds for the Rotary International Foundation.

At the conclusion of the speech District Governor Jim Lorman awarded him a Paul Harris Fellowship to a standing ovation that was then followed by a salute by current and past members of the military.

We feel fortunate to often be present at "history making" events but being there to hear this gentleman's story really helps to bring things into perspective.