Never forget

In the early morning hours of December 7, 1941 our country
was plunged into war on the day that live in infamy. 190
Japanese warplanes from six different carriers bore down on
Oahu intending to destroy the fleet at Pearl Harbor.

When it was over 2,113 military personel were dead and 987
wounded. It was a huge mistake and 1,364 days after the attack
Japan surrendered. We must never forget.

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3 Responses to Never forget

  1. Mamabear says:

    My Mum was 10 y/o and she’s recounted all the precautions that took place here~she recalls the air raid drills they had at school and how scared the whole town was during this time. It had to have been very traumatic for everyone.

    I was watching TV and they were talking about the unknown soldiers from that day and a scientist on the island is identifying them through the use of DNA. One family was finally able to give their son/brother a proper burial. The brother related the time when there was a knock at the door and he and his mother were told that the son/brother had been KIA and how now they have some closure thanks to science.

    That day will live forever in many minds.

  2. cruisin2 says:

    Brittius,
    thanks for the reblog.

    Mamabear,
    it changed how most of us looked at the world. We lost an uncle in that war and have seen the wreckage and the Arizona Memorial. We hope that all can be recovered and returned, and the families that remain get a chance to say goodbye.

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