Pear Harbor Must Not Be Forgotten

Omaha Beach

It’s difficult to fathom the horrific trauma that occurred when the Japanese attacked Pear Harbor and the huge significance of America entering WWII because of it.  9/11 is the only frame of reference for me and though there are many differences between the two, the one constant in my mind are the words, “Never Forget.”

They sound cliche those words, just something easy to say when anniversary dates of infamous  of tragic events come around.  Yet the importance that lies beneath the surface cannot be overstated.

Our world is dangerous and you can be sure there are people who this very minute are plotting ways to destroy us and the freedom centered values we hold dear.  Remembering this is essential to a future of victory and peace.  When our guard is down our enemies will strike.

I know nothing  about geopolitical strategies or military preparedness but I do know we must constantly remain vigilant and keeping the memory of Pearl Harbor alive plays an important role.  Never forget indeed.

Business Insider has some great photos here of Pearl Harbor events, be sure to click on this link check them out.

Also, for a fabulous first person account of what happened during that fateful day, please read my blogger friend Al’s heart pounding post here about his father in law’s experienced while stationed at Pearl Harbor.  It’s a great read!

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9 Responses to Pear Harbor Must Not Be Forgotten

  1. Dennis says:

    The attack on Pearl Harbor was the result of American Government decisions both intentional and unintentional. England wanted us in the war and Roosevelt was happy to oblige. The way to spur the economy and get the factories humming was to enter the war and have the backing of the American people.
    The Japanese were hell bent on defeating the US and owning the Pacific ocean. Decisions made and consequences ensued.
    We must “never forget” to reign in big government and hold those making devious decisions accountable regardless of party or constituents.

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    • Tricia says:

      Well said Dennis although I’m assuming you meant that Pearl Harbor was attacked because of poor decisions made throughout the lead up to it. If you mean FDR, Churchill and others conspired with the Japanese than I would have to disagree. Regardless, holding our leaders accountable and reigning in big government is always a good thing.

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  2. osarobohenry says:

    Tricia, thank you so much for stopping by at my blog and for liking some of my posts. More of God’s blessings to you.

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  3. Tricia says:

    Reblogged this on Freedom Through Empowerment and commented:

    I thought this reblog was appropriate for today’s Pearl Harbor anniversary.

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  4. jncthedc says:

    “Never forget” is an unfortunate motto that applies to many atrocities that have occurred and continue to occur world wide. We are supposed to learn from history, but apparently this is not true. What will it take to open our hearts to compassion, understanding and tolerance? We will always remain the source of our own limitations until we open our eyes and begin to realize this planet truly is large enough to inhabit a population of differing views with enough commonality to live in peace together.

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    • Tricia says:

      It does seem like we are constantly having to repeat “never forget” with each generation. When will we learn? Great question. It’s my somewhat cynical view that the there will always be men who will aways want to control other men and thus war will always be with us. It’s important for good people like yourself to keep spreading enlightenment the way you do and for all of us to remain vigilant.

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