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December 7, 1941 "a day that will live in infamy" - Franklin D. Roosevelt

2,000 Americans died from the pre-dawn, sneak attack. My father volunteered for the Army at Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas the next day. He was 17. He lost many good friends and comrades and saw, first hand, the devastation in Hiroshima. He suffered from malaria for years after the war. Dad never talked about the war, but he did not hesitate to volunteer to serve. His was the greatest American generation. Please honor their service and sacrifice today.

Mike


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  • lightman1lightman1 Posts: 8,709
    Salute!
  • westmassguywestmassguy Posts: 5,797
    Never forget.
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  • Msabot1Msabot1 Posts: 1,903
    Raised my flag to only half staff in rememberence...My dad was already serving in the Navy on that date,has told me about a couple of his friends that were serving on the ships stationed there...one thing that has always struck a chord with me was when he said...How would you have liked to have been woken up like that?...One thing is for certain..The world would have been a much different place had the members of the Greatest Generation had not answered the call to arms...
  • Jimbo18Jimbo18 Posts: 1,576
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    December 7, 1941 "a day that will live in infamy" - Franklin D. Roosevelt

    2,000 Americans died from the pre-dawn, sneak attack. My father volunteered for the Army at Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas the next day. He was 17. He lost many good friends and comrades and saw, first hand, the devastation in Hiroshima. He suffered from malaria for years after the war. Dad never talked about the war, but he did not hesitate to volunteer to serve. His was the greatest American generation. Please honor their service and sacrifice today.

    Mike

    Mike,
    My father also volunteered after the attack. He was stationed at Pearl Harbor for a while, as well as some time at Guam, the Phillipines, and was at Bataan after the death march. He also came home with malaria. Greatest generation indeed.

    Jim
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  • GlennDogGlennDog Posts: 1,252
    THANK YOU! to all vets and active service members
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  • BlueMDPickerBlueMDPicker Old Polk Posts: 6,600
    Bump to honor those whose sacrifices keep us free.

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  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 910
    No "thank you" can be great enough for the price that those have gone before us have paid.
  • tonybtonyb Posts: 27,812
    FestYboy wrote: »
    No "thank you" can be great enough for the price that those have gone before us have paid.

    Amen to that. Should be a national holiday in remembrance with every life lost listed.
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  • Tony MTony M Posts: 3,439
    I just saw a special about that dreadful day. The Japanese diplomats failed to get USA to lift sanctions from China here in Washington. The Japanese army was ready to go to war over these sanctions and when they were relayed that USA wasn't going to tell China to lift them , that set in motion the response.

    Now Japanese declared war on the USA and sent the telegraph to somebody in Washington that the declaration had been issued. Japan did not want to attack the USA with out a warning. They said it would be a dishonor ( an old samurai code was to wake your enemy up and hand them a sword first ) to kill the enemy with a sneak attack.

    The telegraph was supposedly deciphered by a newbie and it took a while to translate it. The attack happened before the translated message was sent to the Generals or the appropriate presidential college's. Only by an hour or so, but it was enough to have pissed off the Japanese head General and Emperor. That head general for the Japanese and the Emperor suggested the Japanese fleet ( and what was left of their air force anyway ) turn around and head back to Japan immediately. They had done considerable damage and knew the USA would retaliate with a vengeance, thinking the USA had been attacked with out a declaration of war first. That one Generals comment was " I'm afraid we have woken a hornets nest " or something close to that.

    The Japanese General and Emperor was right .

    We did.

    I agree those men of WW1 and WW2 were MEN of the highest caliber !

    We're speaking English still to this day because of their sacrifices and dedication to this country's beliefs.
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  • Msabot1Msabot1 Posts: 1,903
    I believe Admiral Yamamoto uttered the words..'I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant...and fill him with a great resolve'...
  • SlapahoSlapaho Posts: 210
    At least Yamamoto got what he deserved. Karma can be a ****.
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