AWD was unavoidably detained yesterday and didn’t get a chance to write about the sacred anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack. I have done so in years past and again my respect and gratitude go out to all who served in the last war America won.

I was contacted by our new friend Rides A Pale Horse and he sent me a link to a video and article he created posted at www.marezilla.com. I’m proud to post it at AWD and thank RAPH for sharing.

“Yesterday, December 7th, 1941 — a date which will live in infamy — the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan.”

“The United States was at peace with that nation and, at the solicitation of Japan, was still in conversation with its government and its emperor looking toward the maintenance of peace in the Pacific.”

“I ask that the Congress declare that since the unprovoked and dastardly attack by Japan on Sunday, December 7th, 1941, a state of war has existed between the United States and the Japanese empire.” President Franklin D. Roosevelt, 8DECEMBER1941

And thus the United States entered a war that saw the utter defeat and unconditional surrender of Nazi Germany, Fascist Italy and Imperial Japan at the hands of our allies, led by the United States military forces.

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  1. I can’t imagine anything like this happening in the present-day U.S.

    The song, “Remember Pearl Harbor”; described as a “March with spirit”, was based on the popular saying of the day and became an instant hit with the public. It was played by every radio station and enthusiasticaly sung at every social, family and religious gatherings across the country.

    “Remember Pearl Harbor”, the song and the saying, went in to history as the quintessential slogan and battle cry of World War II.

    The Song

    History – in every century,
    records an act that lives forevermore.
    We’ll recall – as in to line we fall,
    the thing that happened on Hawaii’s shore.

    Let’s REMEMBER PEARL HARBOR –
    As we go to meet the foe –
    Let’s REMEMBER PEARL HARBOR
    As we did the Alamo.

    We will always remember –
    how they died for liberty,
    Let’s REMEMBER PEARL HARBOR
    and go on to victory.

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  2. RAPH shared this yesterday on the other Pearl Harbor thread, it’s a good one..hope others help pass it on. ~

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  3. SPURWING PLOVER says:

    I understand that in the BATTLE of WAKE ISLAND Japan lost two ships when the MARINES awaited for them to come into the range of their guns

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  4. Congress voted to provide Secret Service protection for former POTUS’s for life. Up until now it was ten years after leaving office. Before the vote, Bill Clinton was the last POTUS who enjoyed protection for life. Maybe some in congress are worried that after the ten year expiration date, someone might get froggy.

    America won the war, but Japan won the economic war. Everything you buy is made in Japan, or China. So who really won, us, or those little slant eyed rice eaters?

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  5. SPURWING PLOVER says:

    We should never had enturmed those japanese But that was becuase of a DEMACRAT

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