Seventy years ago today, what was then the Empire of Japan attacked our Naval base at Pearl Harbor, waking us up to the reality that isolationism was no longer an option. In all, 2,402 Americans were killed and 1,282 wounded. The largest casualties were borne by the U.S.S. Arizona, which lost 1,177 Americans.
With confidence in our armed forces – with the unbounded determination of our people – we will gain the inevitable triumph – so help us God. — President Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Oil still weeps like tears on the water, and I am reminded to keep an eternal vigilance against all enemies, those that shout, and those who keep their silence as they plot to strike against us.
December 7th, 2011 at 1:52 PM
There’s snow falling in Hawaii. Is that this global warming thingy I’ve been hearing about?
December 7th, 2011 at 2:10 PM
There’s always snow in Hawaii 🙂
December 7th, 2011 at 5:43 PM
Reblogged this on Single White Alcoholic Seeks Same and commented:
I couldn’t say anything better than this so I’m just stealing and re-posting.
December 7th, 2011 at 7:19 PM
Glad to be of service 🙂
December 7th, 2011 at 8:35 PM
Virtually all of my parents generation remembers that day in December, and many of my generation do, as well, my children’s generation, not so many, and the numbers dwindle with each succeeding generation.
I know you are passing history along to yours, as I have (and am) to mine.
It was indeed “A Day Which Will Live in Infamy!”
Thank you for seeing the torch is passed on.
December 8th, 2011 at 5:48 AM
“Oil still weeps like tears on the water, and I am reminded to keep an eternal vigilance against all enemies, those that shout, and those who keep their silence as they plot to strike against us.”
My parents both served in WWII. My father was a Captain in the Navy in the Pacific and my mother drove a truck for the Red Cross. Everyone pitched in, and at least we knew who our enemies were, and what countries they were from. Today, not so clear. Our current enemies know no boarders…no single country to retaliate against. Our current war is a maze.
Anyway, it was indeed “A Day Which Will Live in Infamy!”