Pearl Harbor Day … 65 Years Later … Do Not Ever Forget
A Date that will live in infamy … Watch the following video of a montage of the events while FDR gives his famous speech. Those words never have rang more true than the times we live in a Post 911 World. Those that forget the past are destined to repeat it.
God bless the brave men and women who lost their lives 65 years ago today. We also honor the many survivors of that fateful day as they gather today in a reunion to many soldiers which may be their last time.
God Bless and Thank you to all from “The Greatest Generation”.
(Click on picture for video)
But this year’s reunion holds an urgency that hasn’t been part of gatherings past: Most Pearl Harbor survivors, nearing their 90s or even older, say it will be their final trip back to this place that changed the course of their lives and their nation forever. (Chicago Tribune)
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My grandfather was born on 12-7-1896.He spent over 20 years in the Navy.He NEVER FORGOT OR FORGAVE.We should remember
Compare the unity that swept our nation in ten seconds after Pearl Harbor Day with the criminal nonsense that is spouted about 9/11.
Historian Will Durant remarked to the effect of no great civilization can be conquered from without until it is first conquered from within. As I see our nation idolize seemingly empty-headed people whose claim to fame is their presence on movie screens, and as the entertainment world grabs more and more of our attention, I sometimes fear that we are indeed on the decline. And in many ways we are.
Yet the same jeremiad has been voiced by many … and somehow we’ve always managed to prove them wrong. So far.
The close side of my family is Roma, long time US. The family is big on service to our country, including 3 representitives of the 41st Ill. But no vet is likely admired more by me than ours and yours of WWII, accompanied by the wonderful public dedication of that time. A dedication which most certainly saved countless lives.
I feel most fortunate for the many gifts in my life, none possible without veterans and good citizenry before me. As a very young boy I got to meet a Civil War vet just outside the barber shop, and had the privalaged experience of serving with some WWII vets as they neared retirement. Gratitude, plenty…lady factory workers, fund drive workers, sacrifices of rubber, meat, steel, etc…to the veterans some of whom severed without leave for several years, suppported by the best public this country has yet offered. That good karma did not hurt for bringing some good luck too. Congratulations and thanks…I keep saying it through all my life.
MAY 30 2005 A DATE WICH WILL LIVE IN INFAMY
I remember going to the movie a few years back and watching Saving Private Ryan. When it was over all I wanted to do was to go and hug my father and say “thank you” for what he did in WWII. My dad was a medic and served on the shark infested island of Palu (spelling). My father never spoke of what he did during the war other than to say he was “a medic”…period. Heck, growing up I didn’t know what that meant, but it sounded important so I told all my friends; only when he was in the early stages of Alzheimer’s did he divulge some of the pain he suffered during that terrible war. It just made me love and admire him more. My father didn’t volunteer for the war because of politcal ties – at 19 he wasn’t republican or democrat, he joined the service because his country needed him and he loved and wanted in turn to defend his country.
Dad told me the hardest part of his job was suffering the loss or injury of a fellow medic. Medics were high priority on the Japanese hit list. Dad was injured in the war but never mentioned it to us kids. I only knew when I was older – and only because my mother told me.
So now you know a tiny little bit about my father. He passed away on Good Friday, 2004. He was so very loved by his family and I’m choking up writing this. If history could repeat itself he would do what he did for his country without question – again.
And he wouldn’t be alone. I salute our warriors of WWII and thank you from the bottom of my heart.
For the service and sacrifices of Americas’ greatest generation, I give my humble thanks and eternal gratitude and proclaim to the world GOD BLESS AMERICA.
I had 5 Uncles that served in WWII in the Europe, Pacific theaters.
What they faced in how war was fought back then was unbelievable.
All mere boys thrust into a World War to determine the fate of how the future would be handled.
History does repeat itself today.