Friday, December 7, 2012

pearl harbor day

each year, this day arrives. and each year we forget to think on it before the 7th. soon most of America will have only third generation links to this day; our day of infamy.

for the Japanese this was Operation AI. for America it was a numbing surprise, an awful shock. the world had already been at war for 4 years. though there were many opinions for American involvement. we did not enter outright until those 353 Japanese fighters, bombers, and torpedo planes came out of the West that Sunday morning.

2,402 Americans killed and 1,282 wounded

December 8. Now Monday. War on Japan.

it seems every generation the world around will have a defining moment. some of us will have many.

USS Arizona

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