Never Forget

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13 Responses to Never Forget

  1. Andrew says:

    Was on the Arizona Memorial when I was 8. That place is truly haunted.

    May they all rest in peace, civilians and military.

  2. Lofty says:

    We won’t forget..thanks Yanks.

    • snuffy says:

      Certainly most of the normal folks won’t. The elites forgot by 1950 or so. Not only have your countries been invaded, your quislings have opened the doors and invited them in. Enoch Powell was right. It’s not going to end well, for one group, or more.

  3. bettysteve says:

    a day which will live in infamy…. because the government knew and still let it happen.

    • Kris says:

      If the government had known about it, planes would have been in the air, AA would have been manned, and the battleships, cruisers, and destroyers would have put to sea during the night before.

      • soapweed says:

        Kris: Seems like a lack of curiosity, reading skills and too much public school …… soapweed

        • Kris says:

          No, just logic. A surprise attack thwarted would have had the same result, and left the fleet largely intact for the Pacific war. The idea that “top men” allowed it to happen is simply a fallacy.

    • Djamer says:

      Exactly!

  4. WiscoDave says:

    “O God of our Fathers,
    We guard in our hearts today the sacred memory of those who gave their lives on that day which will live in infamy. Bless us, O Lord, as we humble ourselves in Thy presence to remember our shipmates and friends who served our country so valiantly.

    Let us not disgrace those who still lie in the quiet places through our indifference or forgetfulness. Rather, help us to always remember Pearl Harbor and help us to keep America alert. May we never forget that more than 2,000 of our sons, fathers, brothers, and friends were killed and more than 1,000 citizens of our land were wounded on December 7, 1941. Their sacrifices were not in vain. They defended America’s freedom and demonstrated America’s goodness.

    Heavenly Father, we give thanks for the brave men who embodied your love by making this ultimate sacrifice. You have declared “greater love hath no man than this, than to lay down his life for his friends” (John 15:13). May we be willing to follow their example when duty calls.

    We also give thanks for those who survived the attack on our country and who went on with their lives in a way that portrayed honor to a watching world. They carried on with life even as they bore deep within them the haunting memories of what they witnessed, heard, and felt. Bless them with continued grace and mercy from your holy hand.

    Guide us and direct us in all that we do. Let us live to bring glory and honor to Thee.
    This we pray in the Name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ,
    Amen.” -Father Ricky Powell

  5. John Deaux says:

    Absolutely Not
    My father and 2 uncles fought in Europe
    4 uncles in the Pacific
    Rest in peace to all our heroes that stepped up when the time came.

  6. IslandGirl says:

    Aloha, and deep thanks for reminding me of today’s date. I rarely watch local news, so I probably otherwise would have missed the significance of the day, especially here in Hawaii. It feels very personal.

    There is always a somber local news story showing survivors of the Pearl Harbor attack that come on this day to gather at the Memorial. There are so very few now…

  7. Kenny the Scot says:

    Roosevelt also said on 8th December, “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.”

    Form of treachery? What did Roosevelt mean by that? America was going to go to war not just with the nation of Japan but with a “form of treachery”?

    The next day, in his first “fireside chat” of the war, Roosevelt explained: “Not only must the shame of Japanese treachery be wiped out, but the sources of international brutality, wherever they exist, must be absolutely and finally broken.”

    Britain had been at war with Germany for two years by that time, and badly needed allies. Now, when America could have concentrated on fighting against Japan in the Pacific, the President had declared that America was fighting against “the sources of international brutality, wherever they exist.” To the British, that meant Nazi Germany.

    However, America may never have declared war against Germany. Fortunately for Britain, the matter was taken out of Roosevelt’s hands on 11th December 1941, when Adolf Hitler declared war on the United States of America.

    Adolf may have figured that the Americans were going to concentrate their military efforts in the Pacific theatre, so he could declare war on America with no risk. But he actually brought about the thing he didn’t want – by declaring war on America, Hitler brought America into the war on the side of Britain … although America didn’t do much for the best part of a year, when Operation Torch was launched (a full three years after Britain had declared war on Nazi Germany), the writing was on the wall for old Adolf.

  8. GI-had Joe says:

    I attended the re- dedication of the bell from the USS Utah today at the Naval Science bldg at the University of Utah. A proud moment to be certain and thank you to all who served and especially those that gave all. God Bless.

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