Posts tagged ‘Sneak Attack’

December 6, 2015

Remember Pearl Harbor

by lewwaters

“December 7, 2914, a date that will live in infamy” FDR

Excerpts from the 70th Commemoration in Vancouver, Wa. Sadly, several of these men are no longer with us.

May we never forget

December 1, 2014

Updated: Why Keep Remembering Pearl Harbor?

by lewwaters

pearl-harbor-uss-virginiaTo a lot of younger people today, the sudden attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 is just a note in history. A note that I am sure many think has no relevance on their lives today.

They couldn’t be more wrong. With the attack launching us onto World War Two and the all out effort to defeat the Axis powers, not only was our own freedoms preserved, but former enemies that we defeated came to enjoy freedoms and became our partners.

There have been efforts since the attack at controversy. Claims of advance knowledge of it coming, allowing it to happen, even that then President Roosevelt provoked Japan into attacking us (sound familiar, Ron Paulies?)

I doubt much of that mattered that peaceful Sunday morning to the men and women that were abruptly thrust into war by the surprise attack, though.

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December 7, 2013

A Date That Lives in Infamy

by lewwaters

Due to the weather, the local December 7 Observance had to be cancelled today. So here are excerpts of memories from survivors of the attack they shared with us on the 70th Anniversary in 2011.

Some of these heroes are no longer with us and it is only a matter of time before the others join them. We must not let their experiences fade away and be unknown to younger generations