Skip to comments.The date 'which will live in infamy'
Posted on 12/07/2010 4:35:03 PM PST by RedMDer
Before Sept. 11, 2001, became a transitional date in American history, there was the "date which will live in infamy." Today marks Pearl Harbor Day, in remembrance of those who lost their lives in Japan's surprise attack on the U.S. Naval Base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
More than 350 Japanese aircraft, launched from several carriers positioned north of Hawaii, sank or damaged 16 ships, destroyed 188 U.S. aircraft, caught on the ground, and killed 2,402 personnel.
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You should ask the Moderator to put this in the side bar I have not seen anything about the attack in there at all today.
Thanks, That is a good idea. I havent seen anything either.
That Date is November 4 2008 when the worlds most worthless man and scumbag was elected.
A Republic, if you can keep it.
That was Benjamin Franklin’s replay to a lady at the close of the Constitutional Convention when she asked, “Well Doctor what have we got a republic or a monarchy?”... looking a the world around me lately I’m sincerely questioning if we’re keeping it.
Days such as today with the historical significance bring this to the forefront of my mind. I hope we keep it.
That's a date of shame, not of infamy.
The Japanese may not have planned Pearl Harbor to be a sneak attack, but they sure didn't implement the safeguards to prevent it from becoming such. So Dec 7th lives on in infamy.
When I was 12 years old I was fortunate to go to the U.S.S. Arizona with my Dad. I always try to remember this date. I am glad you posted this. thank you
“December 7, 1941, a date which will live in infamy.”
I’ll always remember.
The only battleships sunk during ww2 on the us side, were at Pearl. The rest, kicked a$$....
Very good. Thanks!
I always remember Pearl Harbor Day... it’s my birthday (although I was born 13 years later)
Specifically in 1913 when the 16th Amendment was ratified.
Since that time we have ALL become slaves of a govt. that does not give ONE SINGLE SH!T about it's citizens or the people that fought for it.
350 aircraft in a surprise attack at that time of morning . . . we were probably lucky it wasn’t worse
One uncle went to France via Juno. He returned and would never say one word about it.
The other uncle went to French waters via Operation Neptune. He returned and would never say a word about it.
My father (youngest) was CG stationed in Alaska. He told me of my uncles.
God Bless the Greatest Generation
I appreciate the thread, but I would have preferred not being startled with a title like that in breaking news. I was only thinking, “What did Congress do this time?”.
My dad as well didn’t talk about his war experience except for the ‘funny’ things that happened. When he was much older and near the end of life he started to relive the combat moments. He kept all of those bad memories to himself all of those years.
Yes, God Bless the Greatest Generation.
Except on Google. Bet they do something for John Lennon tomorrow, though.
The mom sez that too, she was 14.
Thinking of my Dad and all the others today.
This was my Dad’s war. He told the story, when he was still with us, of gathering around the radio on that Sunday Dec 7th 1941 with a solemn group of fellow engineering students at Penn State. He said, We knew we were going to war. The university enrolled them in ROTC and put them on an accelerated schedule so they could join up.
Mods - leave it here! 8^)
I was only a bit over 4 months old when Pearl was hit, but it didn't take me more than a couple of years to fully understand that we were in a war for our very survival.
My father, and later my step father, were in the war - as were all of my uncles. And, I saw the many that came home missing limbs. I heard the many conversations about the war - it was almost always what anyone talked about...
We only have one “great generation” left in America, our military. Our President is an American hater, as is his wife, the Democrat Party is composed of America haters and destroyers of this great country and the Republicans are whimps to the maximum. When I think of Pearl Harbor, the Doolittle Rand on Japan, the Battle of Midway.....and on and on in both theaters, Pacific/Atlantic and European I see greatness and sacrifice made wllingly by millions of Americans in and out of the military. America is no longer that nation. And....what is left of it, Obama and his traitor Democrat Party are working their hardest to destroy all of it. Sad for America, and...sad that the American people are such fools. Well, history repeats itself, Rome fell asleep at the wheel and died. America, I fear is on the same path with lots of help from Obama and his disgusting ilk of America haters, calling themselves Democrats!!!
Could not agree with you more!!!
I really like your home page.
good thing it’s not today...i cannot imagine us being more soft so eat up with political correctness
And the fickle finger of fate to FDR for arranging for the attack on Pearl Harbor, so Germany would then declare war on us, and force us to help GB. Other thread on this has voluminous data- FDR knew and so did Marshall (Marshall later volunteered to resign his office in 1944).
A great generation who sacrificed all for the sake of freedom and for people they never met. Honor.
There is a lengthy one lower down on the sidebar. Unless it is now gone, over 200 posts.
Yes, cheers to your Dad!
Oh thank you I must have missed it.
Earlier thread w/ video of FDR giving his famous “double meaning” speech. The infamy was the japanese, and his duplicity.
This thread covers the facts extensively:
Even BBs that were clobbered or sunk at Pearl were salvaged and returned to action. Pennsylvania, Maryland, Tennessee, Nevada, and California got revenge, most notably at Leyte.
Giant Japanese BBs Yamato and Musashi just used up a huge amount of fuel and didn't do that much for Japan. Battleship experts rated both Iowa and South Dakota as better than Yamato. See Who's the Baddest of Them All?
FDR crossed out "world history" to substitute "infamy".
Anyone else notice that the Nat Geo channel was broadcasting a special on Hiroshima tonight?
Ill always remember.
Same here, TheOldLady...
God Bless your Dad and his brothers-——I was at Juno Beach with the USCG Rescue Flotilla 1 on an 83’ cutter-——our 60 boat group was credited with saving over 1400 lives during the invasion period. At 88, I sometimes look back and wonder if it was worth it all to see my Nation being ruled by the absolute garbage that has been elected to lead what was once a Nation of Patriots-——not all, but most of the citizenry loved their country dearly back then (and many died to prove it-—not much about Pearl Harbor Day on the media today but 69 yrs is a long time for folks to remember anything as the schools don’t teach kids much of worth today—
Thank you for posting this thread in honor of The Greatest Generation. My son is now stationed at Scoefield Barracks and is with the 25th ID. He served 15 months in Iraq, and will be deploying to Afghanistan in April. In my humble opinion, the men and women who are serving, and have served since 9/11/01 are the newest members of the Greatest Generation. Unfortunately they have to fight a determined enemy, not only overseas, but also here at home - those who would call themselves Americans, but clearly hate America.
Prayers to the fallen and a tremendous thank you to all those who served and saved the world from monstrous tyranny.
First of all, thank you for your service during that time of tremendous peril, and thank you for telling us about it.
Second of all, yes, it was worth it. What we are going through now, as a country, is exposing all of the roaches that live in the dark. It is an ugly task, but necessary for people to wake up and be able to deal with this problem once and for all. America is blessed, and God will not fail us. You did not fight in vain. Have faith, everything is alright.
they were great for shore bombardments....but it was the carriers and submarines that sunk the enemy fleets.