December 7, 1941 … Never Forget

December 7, 1941 — Never Forget

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Seventy – three years past on this day, America’s mettle, and that of her fighting men and women was tested, perhaps as never before.  The day we commemorate as Pearl Harbor Day was confusing and most surprising as Japan sought to begin the destruction of our country.

 

Many events have since transpired which have also tested our resolve, but this action, at its beginning would test us in a severe way.  Just a few veterans remain that saw  “a date which will live in infamy.”  But, a nation remains to remember those that died and to give continuing thanks to those remaining.

Listen closely to FDR’s speech to hear that he does not say “day,”  as many still report;  his reference is to a particular day (December 7, 1941) but he says, “date.”

 

The video and poster available below, each speak to our commitment in the past, and for the future.  Click on the link for the video and stay on the channel for a high resolution version of President Roosevelt’s declaration of war, along with other famous speeches:

 

Roosevelt’s Speech – December 8, 1941

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English: United States President Franklin D. Roosevelt signing the declaration of war against Japan, in the wake of the attack on Pearl Harbor. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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That day 69 years in our past was also a day filled with defining moments, in a world that already seemed insane.  On December 7th, 1941 when the first bomb dropped on Pearl Harbor,  America’s future was defined by our reaction to the terrible carnage left after the deadly attack.  We had no way of knowing what the future would bring, but we now know that the resolute action taken by our government and military saved us for what we were and not what some shameless “empire” would have us become.

Now, there are occurrences within and without our borders that threaten our traditional way of life … still our brave servicemen and servicewomen fight on and on.  This is a day to remember the soldiers, sailors, marines and civilians who lost their precious lives on the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and those that lost their lives during the wars waged worldwide since then.

I have provided a link to images from the attack on Pearl Harbor.  Please take some time to view them and stop when you can to pray for and thank our military.  The link is below:

Images of Infamy

I’m sure President Roosevelt would not mind my borrowing one of the words used to describe the cowardly Imperial Japanese military’s attack on our soil.

a date which will live in infamy”

December 8, 1941