Sunday, December 7, 2008

A date which will live in infamy

"The United States was suddenly and deliberately attacked by the naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan" ---President Roosevelt

It was a sleepy Sunday morning in Honolulu 67 years ago when we were attacked by Japan.    Here were the results of the attack...

4 Navy Battleships sank
3 Cruisers sank
3 destroyers sank
188 aircraft destroyed
2402 personnel KIA
1282 wounded

After the attack FDR declared war on Japan, which in turn caused Germany and Italy to declare war on us.  

Only four years later after an unprecedented effort by the United States and our allies...Germany, Italy, and Japan had all surrendered to The United States and we won!!!!!


Sailing Vessel Serenity NOW said...

God rest the souls that lost their lives on this date so long ago. May we never forget them and their sacrifice. Let Freedom Ring and God Bless America. love ya, Susan

dole2obama said...

How was it possible that the U.S. was able to defeat Japan, Germany and Italy in only four years? The answer, a great President. Don't look at talking points or spin, just look at results. Btw, I have been to pearl harbor and it is a very moving experience, one I would recommend to all.