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A date which will live in infamy…

HistoryMatters: “A Date Which Will Live in Infamy”: FDR Asks for a Declaration of War

70 years ago, America was attacked at Pearl Harbor, Oahu, Hawaii. Our response over the next 4 years changed the world. While it cost us so much in life and material, this event brought us together more than anything else in our history. You don’t mess with us. We may fight amongst ourselves, but you don’t attack us. Japan chose poorly. And not just a few Japanese of that era knew it.

ConservativeTreehouse: In God We Trust. Nimitz had it right.

That is the type of America you will deal with, if you decide to mix it up with the good ole USA. Some are finding that out at this very moment, and have learned that hard lesson over the last 10 years. I don’t think it will stop anytime soon, either.

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  1. Jeff
    December 10, 2011 at 1:11 pm

    I took my kids to Hawaii for the 60th anniversary. As part of the week, we toured all the affected sites on Oahu, not just Pearl Harbor, but Higgins Field and the strafing targets. Back at Pearl on the 6th (the 7th was reserved for veterans), we met with many of the men who had survived that fateful day. Many spoke of friends lost and how helpless they were that Sunday morning. Interestingly, the Arizona memorial houses hundreds of non-victims who survived that day, but chose to be buried with their comrades when they did die. The memorial gives special dispensation for this to Navy veterans (and wives) with proof of their service in the Pacific fleet during that time. Sadly, the comment most heard that day was that the 60th would probably be the last “big” reunion at Pearl, as so many survivors were dying off. I guess on reflection, Pearl Harbor was to the “Greatest Generation” as 9/11 is to ours – a pointed reminder that there is evil in the world and many enemies who wish us harm. Pity it takes a generational wake-up call to make us remember these hard facts.

    • December 12, 2011 at 9:20 am

      Awesome, thanks for sharing that here!

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