Monday, December 7, 2009

I Edited This Post

Is today Pearl Harbor Day - December 7?

Edit: This is what I found regarding Pearl Harbor Day.
Pearl Harbor Day - December 7 1941
Pearl Harbor Day happened on December 7, 1941. Sixty-eight years later we still remember Pearl Harbor Day and the events of December 7, 1941. On the morning of December 7, 1941, a surprise military strike was conducted by the Japanese navy against the US naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Today we solemnly remember the events of Pearl Harbor Day.
The Pearl Harbor Day attack was meant to be preventative and keep the US out of the war. Two aerial attach waves were launched by the Japanese. Four US Navy battleships were sunk. Four more battleships were damaged. Two were later raised and returned to serve in the war.
After the
Pearl Harbor Day attack, the US damages included three destroyers, three cruisers, 188 aircraft with 2,402 killed and 1,282 wounded. Losses for the Japanese were minimal including 29 aircraft, 5 midget submarines, 1 soldier captured and 65 servicemen wounded or killed.
As a result of the events on December 7, 1941, the US became militarily involved in World War II. The Pearl Harbor Day attack happened before Japan made a formal declaration of war. Because of the surprise attack, the US went from isolationist to supporting direct participation in World War II.
US President Franklin D. Roosevelt stated, “December 7th, 1941 – a date which will live in infamy.”
On the Japanese side, Admiral Hara Tadaichi said, “We won a great tactical victory at Pearl Harbor and thereby lost the war.”
Edit stops here. Except I've now decided to include 3 pictures from that year and a bit later. One of Daddy in his uniform(maybe I've shown this photo before - he didn't leave American soil and was not "in harm's way" - but then, those men and women at Pearl Harbor weren't expecting to be either.") One of Mother and Florence and a friend and I think the photo is either 1941 or 42 - and one of Mother on the beach during the early forties. It's how they all looked during those days and months.

They're just "having some afternoon fun, staging a pose".

Back to original post......
Hmmmm, just noticed that on the date of my computer. When September 11 happened I asked my mother if it felt like Pearl Harbor being bombed. She was a bit aged and didn't really know how to respond - but I asked my mother in law the same question. She said that yes, that was very similar to how it felt.

But today is December 7, 2009 and I am grateful for the leaders and service men who have protected our country up to this point. and because of that I am free to get up and do what I do on this Monday - beginning the second week in this Christmas Season.

I missed posting yesterday.

We sang beautiful Christmas Hymns at church.

Certain lines from Hark! The Herald Angels Sing:

"Veiled in flesh, the Godhead see, Hail the incarnate Deity!"

"Mild He lays His glory by, born that man no more may die, born to raise the sons of earth, born to give them second birth."

"Christ by highest Heaven adored, Christ the everlasting Lord".

So - Merry, Merry Second Christmas Week.

and let's pray for those dear men who are in Iraq and Afghanistan and wherever they are serving our country on this Pearl Harbor Day and during this Christmas season.

I am preparing to get some Monday Christmas errands taken care of.

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