Showing posts with label Pearl Harbor. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Pearl Harbor. Show all posts

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

When I was a child my Mother would always tell me about Pearl Harbor. She was just a child of 8 years old at the time but she remembered it well. I never understood why she sounded so sad when she spoke about it and it wasn't until I was much older that I realised that Pearl Harbor day must truly have been one of the scariest days in the lives of many Americans.

Here was something so huge happening to America and the only way for Americans to hear of those horrific bombings was to hear the United States President through only medium the radio. The only pictures at the moment were the ones imagined in ones own mind.

Years later when I finally heard the crackling radio broadcast made by President Roosevelt on that day did I finally understand just how dark that day must have been for so many Americans.

And on an odd note, I understood why no Japanese goods were sold in America when I was young (that I ever saw) and why nothing was ever allowed in our home made by the Japanese.

Please give thought today about the men and woman who fought that battle and for those who lost their lives on this day, December 7, 1941, and for the families that lost them. Say a prayer for those in harms way, fighting today to keep FREEDOM in America. ~ jmmb~

President Franklin D. Roosevelt described December 7, 1941, as a “date which will live in infamy.” It was early Sunday morning when Imperial Japanese naval aviation forces attacked Pearl Harbor. 2,400 service men and women lost their lives that day and more than 1,100 were injured during the surprise attack on Hawaii. The event led to the escalation of World War II. The day after the attack, the United States declared war on Japan.

December 7th is known as Pearl Harbor Day, also referred to as Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. Memorial events are held across America in honor of the brave men and women who lost their lives that day and fought for America.
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