07 December 2015

December 7, 1941

Every year, we hear less and less about Pearl Harbor. About the sneak attack which killed so many American fighting men and women. Civilians, too, although even less is heard about them.

We dare not forget. Tell your friends, tell your children and grandchildren. Remind anyone who will listen.


9 comments:

Guffaw in AZ said...

Glad you posted about this, too!

gfa

Rev. Paul said...

I'd have been remiss had I not, sir.

Ed Bonderenka said...

As FDR said:
No matter how long it may take us to overcome this premeditated invasion, the American people in their righteous might will win through to absolute victory. I believe that I interpret the will of the Congress and of the people when I assert that we will not only defend ourselves to the uttermost but will make it very certain that this form of treachery shall never again endanger us.

Wish it were true today.

Rev. Paul said...

From your lips to God's ears, as the saying goes.

PioneerPreppy said...

The different looks of the two ships is extraordinary considering they were only what? 30 years apart from having the keels laid? I could look it up but I doubt it would be much more one way or another.

I have never understood the look of the Arizona memorial. It just seems inadequate for what it represents to me. Too new age-ish or soemthing.

Rev. Paul said...

Preppy, they told us about that, during the visit to the Memorial. The designer, Alfred Preis, said "Wherein the structure sags in the center but stands strong and vigorous at the ends, expresses initial defeat and ultimate victory ... "

PioneerPreppy said...

Every time I look at it the first thing I think of is an extra long early Star Trek shuttle craft for some reason.

Rev. Paul said...

I hear you, PP. The early critics called it a "squashed milk carton."

Sandy said...

Rev. Paul,

No we can't ever forget!!!

We continue to remind family all the time.