Remembering The Pearl Harbor Attack 75 Years Ago – #WWII #PearlHarbor

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This is an excellent post on a very important day to remember!

The Tony Burgess Blog

1024px-Pearl_harbour.png U.S. Navy Battleships – USS West Virginia, USS Tennessee and US Arizona at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941

(From Wikipedia) On Sunday morning, December 7, 1941, the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service attacked Naval Station Pearl Harbor in Honolulu, Hawaii, without warning and without a declaration of war, killing 2,403 American non-combatants, and injuring 1,178 others. The attack sank two U.S. Navy battleships and damaged five others. It also damaged three cruisers, three destroyers, and one minelayer. Aircraft losses were 188 destroyed and 159 damaged.

Remembering the events of this day 75 years ago as the United States was attacked and entered World War II. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt called this “a day that will live in infamy” and it was truly a moment that changed the course of history and the war. Remembering the veterans who were lost on this day.

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17 thoughts on “Remembering The Pearl Harbor Attack 75 Years Ago – #WWII #PearlHarbor

    • That is very true. I have students who were tiny children when 9/11 occurred, so to them, that event is a barely remembered piece of history, let alone something much older like Pearl Harbor. You make an excellent point.

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  1. I researched the meaning of peace for a peace project some years ago. People interviewed world wide responded differently, but all definitions represented some form of security. By extension if a nation does not feel secure the peace is threatened. Thus the words of Isoroku Yamamoto in the aftermath of Pearl Harbor proved true. “I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve”. I wonder if Washington would have paid more attention to this fact of human nature that we may have elected a different president.

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  2. My father, a Lieutenant in the Army, was in Pearl Harbor sometime after it happened and the grief and shock was so great, but the will of Americans was so strong it was amazing, he once told me. He was injured in the war.

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  3. At the very least, our current Presidential situation may be a teachable moment for the whole country….we can never again be isolationist without BECOMING Russia or China. It’s our choice. Let the poignant memory of that terrible day go before our collective decisions, and our personal motivations…

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