73 years ago this morning Imperial Japan attacked our country at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. Less than an hour after the most significant US naval installation in the pacific was substantially damaged—20 major ships, hundreds of aircraft and more than 2000 Americans lay dead with another 1500 wounded. Nearly half those who perished were crew of the USS Arizona, it munitions compartment hit directly by a Japanese bomb.
This single attack led to the largest mobilization of force and might in the history of the world and the US entry into wars in Europe and the Pacific tilted the odds in favor of the allied forces who ultimately prevailed in WWII. It would be nearly another 60 years before we were attacked on our soil directly on September 11, 2001.
As a child growing up in the 1960s and 70s, December 7th was always recognized as an important day to reflect. However, there are rapidly diminishing numbers of veterans of this attack and WWII veterans. I’ve sensed a national decline the memory of the significance of this date. Please remember the sacrifices of those veterans and our country made during those turbulent times to give us the life we have in the 21st century. Spend a moment discussing this importance of this anniversary with those younger people in your life.
Our prayers to all our men and women who today stand vigilance protecting our freedom.comments powered by Disqus