Wednesday, December 07, 2011

December 7, 1941 70th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor

On Sunday, December 7th, 1941 the Japanese launched a surprise attack against the U.S. Forces stationed at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

By planning his attack on a Sunday, the Japanese commander hoped to catch the entire fleet in port.

The first strike began with 183 fighters and torpedo bombers striking at Pearl Harbor and other targets. A second strike was launched at 0715 hours.

The News-Sentinel has a wonderful article here.

We should honor and remember all who currently serve or have served the United States of America in the armed forces at home and abroad.

The gifts of freedom and liberty that the Founding Fathers established have been preserved through the years by the devotion and sacrifice of many. 

My father served in World War II. He died over six years ago. To me, he was the greatest member of the Greatest Generation.

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