Remember Pearl Harbor

By Citizens Journal Staff

This is the 78th anniversary of the Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor December 7, 1941. It was the worst attack on US territory since the War of 1812. The USA was caught largely unprepared for this, although some prudent steps had been taken to strengthen military forces in the preceding years. The attack immediately united the nation, which, after some tragic stumbles, mobilized very quickly and waged a successful multi-front global war, completely crushing the “Axis” powers, headed by Japan and Germany. The war brought unimaginable suffering, crushing expense, social and political change. This conflict and surrounding events cemented the USA as the world leader in power, wealth, global reach and launched the nuclear age. Our worst enemies then are now some of our best allies and now there are new challenges. Let’s hope that not too many of them will be self-imposed. Let’s also hope, pray and help ensure that lessons learned are never forgotten.

 

“A Date Which Will Live in Infamy” – President Franklin D. Roosevelt

(See/hear this historic speech)

Be prepared, Have a Plan. Be United.


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One Response to Remember Pearl Harbor

  1. William Hicks December 7, 2019 at 3:49 am

    now we are in al war that some refuse to identify the enemy. It’s global in reach and if ignored who/what constitutes the real threat to western civilization and the rest of the world, will destroy the one place everyone, even those who want to destroy it, wants to escape to; The United States.

    It’s a multi nation and non-state combination of an enemy, one of which only a few days ago attacked Pearl Harbor.

    It’s not global warming, let me state, but a combination of both a religious group that calls us The Great Satin and a Nation, not Russia or Ukraine, that wants to destroy us economically.

    All this while political ideologies either are complicit or are ignoring facts that are so plain to see that people choose to either ignore or deny what’s obvious.

    If continued to be treated in the fashion that it currently is will make the first Pearl Harbor look like a minor fire.

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