December 7, 1941 - A Day to Remember

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December 7, 1941 - A Day to Remember

Postby mojo84 » Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:38 am

"The day after Pearl Harbor was bombed, President Roosevelt appeared before a joint session of Congress and declared, “Yesterday, December 7, 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.” "

Today is a day to remember and honor those that were injured and killed when our country was attacked by Japanese forces.

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Re: December 7, 1941 - A Day to Remember

Postby RPBrown » Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:14 am

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Re: December 7, 1941 - A Day to Remember

Postby WTR » Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:30 am

Thanks to those who served and sacrificed.

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Re: December 7, 1941 - A Day to Remember

Postby mojo84 » Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:45 am

Here's a challenge for those with children in school, private and public. When your kid(s) get home from school today, ask them if this day and historic event was discussed in any of their classes.

I doubt very many will report they discussed it. This will provide a good opportunity to bring them up to speed.

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Re: December 7, 1941 - A Day to Remember

Postby puma guy » Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:55 am

May we never forget that "day of infamy" and the Greatest Generation" that sacrificed because of it.

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Re: December 7, 1941 - A Day to Remember

Postby Lynyrd » Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:02 am

I have been to the Arizona Memorial. It's a place unlike any other place I have ever been.

We must teach our grandchildren. We must never forget.
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Re: December 7, 1941 - A Day to Remember

Postby Vol Texan » Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:06 am

mojo84 wrote:Here's a challenge for those with children in school, private and public. When your kid(s) get home from school today, ask them if this day and historic event was discussed in any of their classes.

I doubt very many will report they discussed it. This will provide a good opportunity to bring them up to speed.


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Re: December 7, 1941 - A Day to Remember

Postby RoadRunnerTR21 » Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:11 am

This is a day we must always remember. However when I went to Fox, CNN and other online news feeds this morning I saw nothing. This is really unfortunate. Having been to Pearl it really makes an impression on you. Much more than the history books and films convey.


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Re: December 7, 1941 - A Day to Remember

Postby crazy2medic » Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:42 am

On this date in 1941 my great uncle Robert Herriot became entombed on the battleship U.S.S. ARIZONA, my great uncle Raul went on to be assigned to the U.S.S. ENTERPRISE, my great uncle Tillman Dial Griffin served under Gen. George Patton during the battle of the bulge, my grandfather Clarence Calvin Herriot served in the Army in France To All My Family that Served THANKS YOU!
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Re: December 7, 1941 - A Day to Remember

Postby ELB » Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:37 am

My dad was a farmer in Illinois until this happened. He enlisted shortly thereafter. He said he wanted to be a paratrooper but the people inducting him told him he was too small. They asked what he did for a living, and he told them he was a farmer. "So you know how to work on tractors?" Yes. So they sent him to become an airplane mechanic. Once trained, he spent the rest of the war in the Pacific Theater, not returning until after Japan surrendered.

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Re: December 7, 1941 - A Day to Remember

Postby strogg » Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:48 am

Thanks to all who were part of the effort. 07-DEC-1941 was a tough start to an even tougher war in the Pacific.

On a related note, I just went to the Pacific War museum in Fredericksburg less than a couple weeks ago (thanks to surprise_i'm_armed for the suggestion!). For those who are nearby, I highly recommend going. There is much to learn.


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Re: December 7, 1941 - A Day to Remember

Postby jason812 » Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:12 pm

Lynyrd wrote:I have been to the Arizona Memorial. It's a place unlike any other place I have ever been.

We must teach our grandchildren. We must never forget.


When we went to HI, this was the first place we visited after we landed. To be standing over the Arizona while part of it is above water and realizing that there are still servicemen inside is surreal.

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Re: December 7, 1941 - A Day to Remember

Postby der Teufel » Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:19 pm

strogg wrote:Thanks to all who were part of the effort. 07-DEC-1941 was a tough start to an even tougher war in the Pacific.

On a related note, I just went to the Pacific War museum in Fredericksburg less than a couple weeks ago (thanks to surprise_i'm_armed for the suggestion!). For those who are nearby, I highly recommend going. There is much to learn.


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Re: December 7, 1941 - A Day to Remember

Postby Richbirdhunter » Thu Dec 07, 2017 7:40 pm

My grandpa was the Chief Petty Officer on the California when they bombed Pearl Harbor. He survived the attack and fought for days.
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