December 8th

Hello everyone.

Today is a day in history that no one should ever forget. Today as people were going about their daily lives and thinking of holiday seasons Pearl Harbor was struck by the Japanese.

The base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii was attacked on the morning of December 7th, 1941 by 353 Japanese fighters, bombers, and torpedo planes launched from six aircraft carriers. Four U.S. battleships were sunk in the attack. Over 2,400 Americans were killed and over 1,200 were wounded. Only 65 Japanese servicemen were killed, and one was captured.
The attack came as a shock to the American people, and it led directly to the entry of the U.S. into World War II. On December 8th, the U.S. declared war on Japan.

We will never know the feelings nor the total devastation’s of the lives from that day of horror.  However, it is a day we will always remember as it thrust into World War II.

World War II changed America forever. Women went to work to support the troops overseas. Men kept enrolling until they were finally taken. It was a time when it was an honor to serve your country whether it was in the military or in the factories working.

It was a time when many served by volunteering time for cheering up military personal at dance halls and on tours allowed for the military.

It was a time when families were separated and people didn’t have communication and technology to find one another.

It was a time when the United States started encampment places for Japanese living in the United States many who were United States citizens. It separated many families forever.

Live in the United States would never be the same again. Trust had been altered between not only two countries but all the countries of the world and people within one country.

Devastation hit Pearl Harbor and left it a place that would be changed forever.

Now we remember this day every year. Our military were honored when returning home as all veteran’s from every war should be.

Now once again we face daily the threats to our country and the reality that if we do not unite as one country and make it strong we are in jeopardy once again.

Let us learn from past history. Do not feed the beast that will turn on you. Do not encourage the enemy into your own home.

Negotiate with caution, kindness , honor and wisdom. Pray that we will never again see an attack on our countries land.

So as you go about your busy day please remember those fighting over seas right now. Send Christmas cards. get involved in sending them items for their care packages all communities have a volunteer center for donations.

Remember they also need reading material as they try to go on with their daily lives.

Make sure you celebrate this day with honor and pass the torch of wisdom on to your children.

For this is our heritage to our future generations.

May God Bless all

I have also posted a poem for this day make sure you go to the blog roll to find the poem on Pearl Harbor.

So until next time 🙂

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2 Responses

  1. You posted on 12/7 but your heading is 12/8. Wasn’t Pearl Harbor on 12/7/1941?

  2. The base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii was attacked on the morning of December 7th, 1941 by 353 Japanese fighters, bombers, and torpedo planes launched from six aircraft carriers. Four U.S. battleships were sunk in the attack. Over 2,400 Americans were killed and over 1,200 were wounded. Only 65 Japanese servicemen were killed, and one was captured.
    The attack came as a shock to the American people, and it led directly to the entry of the U.S. into World War II. On December 8th, the U.S. declared war on Japan.

    Sorry it wasn’t clearer for you. But this is the historical facts.

    Janice

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