Pearl Harbor


USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, the underwater tomb for 1,177 Sailors and Marines
The following day, President Franklin D. Roosevelt asked the Congress for a Declaration of War in his famous “Day of Infamy” speech. This is a link to that speech and a photo of the Congress in session that day.

The Pearl Harbor survivors have an organization that will soon cease to exist. There can be no new memberships. The remaining members are in their 80’s and 90’s. This year, 2008, marks the 67th anniversary of the attack. The members of the Pearl Harbor Survivors Association, as they are known, used to travel to Hawaii every five years to commemorate the event. After the 2006 meeting they pretty much agreed that they would not plan on a meeting in 2011.
We respect, honor, and admire these survivors on the anniversary of the most horrific day in each of their lives.

There are two events in American History that shaped what Tom Brokaw has dubbed “the Greatest Generation”: The Great Depression and World War Two.

My Thanks to the BOOMER With A View for the body of this posting.I did add a link as well.

I have to add my Friend Travis’s posting about Pearl Harbor as well.

7 Comments on “Pearl Harbor

  1. Great post about a great day Mike! I researched yesterday and was shocked to find out how very little knew about this day.Thank you and thank all of our troops and veterans!Blessings of peace my friend!Me:-)

  2. We visited that memorial when we were in Hawaii earlier this year. So many survivors of that day have been buried there too. Bless them all.Have a terrific day Mike. ­čÖé

  3. I;m back Mike to grab your addy and add you to my post too.This is so well done. Thank you for taking the time to do it!I'm off again and will get you added to my post!!

  4. Mari,Yes we do need to remember them,but sadly that seems to be fading.Sandee,I bet that was a touching moment.Jackie,Thank you.even though I was not even thought of when this attack happened.I will honor those that gave their lives that sneaky day.jusy as I will honor those who's lives were taken on Sept 11,2001

  5. Syd,yes that was a terrible day the closes thing we have to compare is when the Planes flew into the World Trade center towers and the Pentagon.I managine that is a pail comparison indeed.

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