Pearl Harbor Day

The day that will live in infamy.

It was, up until 9/11/01, the most horrific day that any living person could remember.  We were attacked, completely without warning or provocation, and gravely wounded.

But we are the United States; we calculated our response and executed.  It may not have been swift, but it was certain and decisive.   So many of our "greatest generation" warriors are gone now, but to those of you who remain, thank you.

You taught America and the world that we are not to be trifled with.  That we are strong, resilient, and capable.   As we navigate these times of great uncertainty, it is imperative to remember what you taught us.

I remember.  I will strive to be like you.

3 Responses to “Pearl Harbor Day”

  1. on 07 Dec 2008 at 5:06 pm Harry

    I recall that Japanese Admiral Yammamoto said after the attack that “I am afraid we have awakened a sleeping giant.” He was right.

  2. on 07 Dec 2008 at 5:11 pm Netmom

    Thanks, Harry. I was trying to remember who said that, but couldn’t bring it to mind. The quote is featured in the movie, Pearl Harbor.

  3. on 07 Dec 2008 at 7:41 pm girlfriend

    What the Japanese did not count on is that although they won they battle they did not have a plan to win the war. History should have taught us that you never go into battle unless you have a plan to win the war.

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