“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… No matter how long it may take us to overcome this premeditated invasion, the American people will through their righteous might win through to absolute victory… With confidence in our armed forces-with the unbounded determination of our people-we will gain the inevitable triumph-so help us God. I, therefore, ask that the Congress declare that since the dastardly and unprovoked attack by Japan on Sunday, December seventh, a state of war has existed between the United States and the Japanese Empire……
-Franklin D. Roosevelt- declaring war on Japan….-
It seems when I was growing up, we heard of Pearl Harbor daily for weeks if not a month before the day. That the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, an act that brought us into World War II. We lost over 2,000 people that day in the sneak attack that killed many who were civilians and military. We fought that war to win. And win we did.
Today, 70 years ago, we woke up to President Roosevelt giving a radio speech announcing the cowardly attack on Pearl, with the words, “a day that will live in infamy….”ringing through all Americans’ ears, and a call to war. A war that we went into with the fervor and determination to win, from all aspects of American life. Something that is sorely lacking today because our government does everything it wants, and the American people allow it.
This is something that I have been saying for a long time now. We can never forget what happened to us that day, or what happened to us 10 years ago in New York City. Because it is true. You forget your past, you are doomed to repeat it. And mark my words, forget and we WILL repeat it.
So, to the Americans that lived through the hell of that day 70 years ago, God Bless you all. And God Bless the soldiers who did America proud in that war, that changed the world, and made America a superpower that improved the world.
Vice Admiral William F. “Bull” Halsey, spoke from his flagship Enterprise upon returning to Pearl Harbor and seeing the wreckage that included his scout aircraft, said, “Before we’re through with them, the Japanese language will be spoken only in Hell.” Americans were loaded for bear, and Halsey was renowned for his dislike of the Japanese. I just hope that we can stop trying to be politically correct, because that is only destroying this nation. I just hope that we can find our way back to being the strong and secure nation we were after World War two. And believe me folks, it won’t be done by being namby pamby like Barack Obama wants us to be.
God Bless America…………
May God Bless our efforts to help get America back, and put God back into our country
God Bless America, Bless all Americans, and bless us to start using more common sense.