Sunday, December 7, 2008

December 7, 1941. Lest we Forget

I thought I had this post ready to go automatically for this morning but either I didn't get the direction right or there was a glitch.
Today is Pearl Harbor Day. The Japanese attack on this day in 1941 catapulted the U.S. into the Pacific theater of war which did not end until the dropping of two atomic bombs on the Japanese homeland some 4 years later. Most of Americas fleet was lost or severely damaged on this Sunday morning. Some of the greatest Battleships in history were lost and essentially born on this day as America went on the fast track to rebuild the fleet. Fewer and fewer people are alive today that remember the attack and fewer still are those that lived through it as it played out.
May we never forget.
May we never forget.

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