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Saturday, December 7, 2013

"A Day Which Will Live in Infamy" 7 December 1941


The USS Arizona
'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.
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. Indeed, one hour after Japanese air squadrons had commenced bombing in the American island of Oahu, the Japanese ambassador to the United States and his colleague delivered to our secretary of state a formal reply to a recent American message. While this reply stated that it seemed useless to continue the existing diplomatic negotiations, it contained no threat or hint of war or armed attack.
It will be recorded that the distance of Hawaii from Japan makes it obvious that the attack was deliberately planned many days or even weeks ago. During the intervening time the Japanese government has deliberately sought to deceive the United States by false statements and expressions of hope for continued peace.'


The USS Arizona Memorial




May we always remember those brave men who died during the heinous attack on Pearl Harber, 72 years ago today

12 comments:

YourSpecialDog said...

I didn't know that history about Japan , but we must agree that war isn't good for anyone and its a little dificult for me to belive that USA didn't know nothing about this

YourSpecialDog said...

And ofcourse we have to remember those brave men :)

Spencer the Goldendoodle said...

My mom came across a great story of the only man awarded the Medal of Honor for combat on December 7, 1941.


http://www.historybyzim.com/2013/12/lt-john-finn-and-december-7-1941/

kissa-bull said...

We remember...paws crossed

Molly The Wally said...

We did not realise it was 72 years ago today. We pray for those who passed away.
Best wishes Molly

Hailey and Zaphod and their Lady said...

What a world changing tragedy. We remember.

Susie and Sidebite said...

Dad was still not born then, but he is a big War time history buff. He goes outta his way to talk to any WWII Veteran and shake their hand for what they did for us and our Country!

The Mad Scots

Braeden and Seth said...

Thank you for your post. Dad was at Pearl Harbor. One of the fortunate ones that survived. The picture of the USS Arizona Memorial still gives me goosebumps.

Nola said...

POTP to you!
Nola

Hailey and Zaphod and their Lady said...

We heard that WHN needs power of the paw, so we are sending it. Thinking of you. Lee and Phod

Alien said...

We are sending love and healing vibes your way!

Hugs!

Sallie and Alien

Taffy said...

I hope WHN is doing better. I am sending my best doxie healing sun rayz!