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December 7th, 1941...Anniversary of an Attack

  1. manlypoetryman profile image71
    manlypoetrymanposted 7 years ago

    “A Date Which Will Live in Infamy”: FDR Asks for a Declaration of War.

    "The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on December 7, 1941, stunned virtually everyone in the United States military. Japan’s carrier-launched bombers found Pearl Harbor totally unprepared. President Franklin Roosevelt quickly addressed Congress to ask for a declaration of war. Although he never mentioned Europe or the fact that Germany had by then declared war on the United States, the Pearl Harbor attack allowed him to begin the larger intervention in the European war he had long wanted."

    The above excerpt quoted from the first paragraph on:
    http://historymatters.gmu.edu/d/5166/

    1. K Partin profile image60
      K Partinposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I will never forget as so many sadly have! Thanks for reminding everyone! smile

    2. prettydarkhorse profile image64
      prettydarkhorseposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      thanks manly, this is a great post, I remember this day well, Corregidor in the Philippines was attacked by Japan, and the nation was in chaos too, it signal the beginning of WW2. It was a sad part of history.

      My father was born in this year too and and he told me the terror, my grandparents experienced!

      have a good day, (is it still snowing in Houston)? Maita

      1. manlypoetryman profile image71
        manlypoetrymanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Wow...from the Philippine perspective....Thank you, Maita-PDH!
        Our snow pretty much didn't make it through Saturday...sadly sad... but who knows what lies ahead with such a snow flurry early in to our winter!?

        1. prettydarkhorse profile image64
          prettydarkhorseposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          yes snow will fall again when the Texas will win against Bama, yehey,

          1. manlypoetryman profile image71
            manlypoetrymanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            lol

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              A Texanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              Then you better bundle up on Jan 7th manly!

              1. manlypoetryman profile image71
                manlypoetrymanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                I'm ready...at least for someone to do some big wins from our fair state cool I'll get out the parka!

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    Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago

    A very sad day indeed that will never be forgotten. Thanks MPM smile

    1. manlypoetryman profile image71
      manlypoetrymanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I agree with ya'...may it never be forgotten!

  3. manlypoetryman profile image71
    manlypoetrymanposted 7 years ago

    K Partin: Thanks for remembering all those that went into harm's way...or were in harm's way on that fateful day!

  4. Pearldiver profile image88
    Pearldiverposted 7 years ago

    Yes and Sadly, many of the loses may not have occured if the warnings given on December 3rd 1941 had been taken seriously instead of being ignored!

    Not a good day at all.

    1. manlypoetryman profile image71
      manlypoetrymanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Yes! PD...keen observation...could have helped greatly...another aspect to that part of history.

    2. prettydarkhorse profile image64
      prettydarkhorseposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      PD thanks for your advice! Maita

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    Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago

    Living in Hawaii with my husband working at Pearl Harbor was definitely an eye opener for me too....just thinking about all of that hate and hurt made me sad whenever I drove to see my husband on base or had to go for a doc appointment on base. But seeing the men and women training or goofing off always made me smile too.

    1. manlypoetryman profile image71
      manlypoetrymanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Reality...of a fact that many people lost their lives at that place...on that day.

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        Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Makes me kind of wonder...yes my ghost hunting side is coming out...if some of the spirits of those men who had died are still stuck there wandering aroun and wondering what had happened.

  6. Ivorwen profile image84
    Ivorwenposted 7 years ago

    Woke up this morning, remembering what day this day in history held.  It is time to teach my children about it, to ensure that it is never forgotten.

    1. manlypoetryman profile image71
      manlypoetrymanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Well done...Ivorwen...The greatest Generation is quickly leaving us to tell the story on our own!

    2. alexandriaruthk profile image51
      alexandriaruthkposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      that is good, I will pass this on to my children too

  7. manlypoetryman profile image71
    manlypoetrymanposted 7 years ago

    Shouldn't American Flags be at half-mast on this day?

    1. Ron Montgomery profile image59
      Ron Montgomeryposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      They are here in Flagstaff, AZ.

      1. manlypoetryman profile image71
        manlypoetrymanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        !!

        1. Ron Montgomery profile image59
          Ron Montgomeryposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Of course, we're in the middle of a blizzard, so they should probably be brought inside.

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    Nelle Hoxieposted 7 years ago

    Yes, my mother was just telling me how she heard about the attack. And how later that week how all of her brothers enlisted in the Marines. They spent years fighting in the Pacific, because her mother and father were Italian immigrants. (They all survived.) And the military thought it better that they not have to land and perhaps fight their family.

    1. manlypoetryman profile image71
      manlypoetrymanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Interesting Point of History...and yet...another bad aspect of War...someone can very realistically end up fighting against ones relatives.

 
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