“A Bedlam We Shall Never Forget”

Brandon Baumgarten

bedlam we should never forget

LOOK up the word Bedlam in the dictionary and it says, “Bedlam-a scene of confusion or chaos.” Ask anybody in Oklahoma to define Bedlam and we will tell you it’s the biggest college football matchup anywhere. It’s a game you better watch. It’s a day you never schedule a wedding on top of. It’s the SuperBowl of Oklahoma!! As I’m just excited about the game as the next, I can’t help but think of another Bedlam that took place on December 7th nearly 72 years ago. This bedlam is known as Pearl Harbor. Where nearly 2,400 people gave their lives in the defense of our country. I remember talking to my Step-Grandpa Hazlip who served in the WWII, Vietnam, & Korean Wars. One day I asked him out of curiosity what it was like to serve. He could never fully describe his experience or sum it up, but I remember…

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