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  • 70 Years Ago Today: Remembering the USS Arizona at Pearl Harbor

    12/07/2011 8:56:12 AM PST · by montag813 · 23 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 12-07-2011 | John Hill
    by John HillStand With Arizona Yesterday, Dec. 7, 1941 - a date which will live in infamy - the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan. - President Franklin Delano Roosevelt to Congress, 12/08/1941 The Dec. 7, 1941, bombing of Pearl Harbor and those who lost their lives that day are being remembered today on the 70th anniversary of the Japanese attack that brought the U.S. into World War II. About 120 survivors will join the Navy Secretary, military leaders and civilians to observe a moment of silence...
  • Obama to surrender US sovereignty at UN global warming conference

    10/19/2009 1:23:16 AM PDT · by unspun · 109 replies · 5,734+ views ^ | 10/19/2009 | James Simpson
    Not content with his humiliation at Copenhagen, Denmark this past September, President Obama will be traveling there again in December to attend the UN COP15 Climate Change Conference. This agreement would commit the United States to punitive and expensive greenhouse gas regulations dictated by the United Nations without recourse. COP stands for "Conference of the Parties" and the December Copenhagen conference will be the 15th under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), hence COP15. According to their website, it will be one of the largest conferences ever held outside the New York or Geneva headquarters, with an...
  • Pearl Harbor Raid, 7 December 1941

    12/04/2008 6:24:48 PM PST · by Dubya · 44 replies · 1,724+ views
    Overview and Special Image Selection The 7 December 1941 Japanese raid on Pearl Harbor was one of the great defining moments in history. A single carefully-planned and well-executed stroke removed the United States Navy's battleship force as a possible threat to the Japanese Empire's southward expansion. America, unprepared and now considerably weakened, was abruptly brought into the Second World War as a full combatant.
  • Pearl Harbor Photos--Edward Dutch Gaulrapp, Pearl Harbor survivor, shares memories of attack

    12/07/2007 2:57:58 AM PST · by bd476 · 26 replies · 1,217+ views
    Commander Navy Region Hawaii and National Archives ^ | December 7 | Blair Martin, Contributing Writer
    Edward Dutch Gaulrapp, Pearl Harbor survivor, shares memories of attack Blair Martin, Contributing Writer U.S. Navy photo by MC2 Michael A. Lantron - Pearl Harbor survivor Chief Cook Edward Gaulrapp (Navy Ret.), views the USS Arizona Memorial during a visit to historic Ford Island. Assigned to the Pearl Harbor-based, Perch-class submarine USS Pompano (SS 181), Gaulrapp was in his barracks when the Dec. 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor began. It has taken former Navy Chief Petty Officer Edward "Dutch" Gaulrapp more than 60 years to come back to Pearl Harbor to commemorate the 66th anniversary of the Dec. 7,...
  • Forgetting Pearl Harbor

    12/07/2005 12:17:38 PM PST · by Stoat · 35 replies · 1,091+ views
    The Claremont Institute ^ | December 7, 2005 | Ken Masugi
    Forgetting Pearl Harbor By Ken MasugiPosted December 7, 2005 Every few months it seems we are presented with yet another poll revealing astounding ignorance of basic American history by especially the young. The tendency is aggravated by the forces of political correctness, i.e., the liberal understanding of America, which emphasize a distortion of that history to favor a leftist contemporary political outcome. This type of knavery has always been around--we can go back to 1913 for the egregious example in Charles Beard's An Economic Interpretation of the Constitution of the United States . This work set off a whole...
  • Memories of Pearl Harbor still fresh, 66 years later

    12/06/2007 10:15:42 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 40 replies · 371+ views
    New Hampshire Union Leader ^ | December 7, 2007 | John Clayton
    THE WORN AND TATTERED copy of the Honolulu Star Bulletin was there on the dining room table. The paper was from Dec. 7, 1941. In years past, on this date, copies of that same newspaper were set out in dens and kitchens and living rooms all over America, as those who survived the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor reflected back upon the horror of that day. It happens less often these days.
  • Jim Leavelle: Handcuffed To History

    12/07/2006 8:14:06 PM PST · by kms61 · 2 replies · 874+ views
    KGMB ^ | December 4, 2006 | Jim Mendoza
    When Pearl Harbor was attacked, Jim Leavelle could only watch from his ship anchored away from battleship row. He was a helpless spectator. "I could see what was happening and the carnage that was taking place over there with the blowing up and burning and all of this," he said. Leavelle was 21 years old, two years into his hitch in the U.S. Navy. On December 7, 1941, he was a supply man on board the U.S.S. Whitney. Fast-forward from 1941 to 1963. Leavelle, now a Dallas detective, was handcuffed to Lee Harvey Oswald the moment Jack Ruby fired his...
  • December 7, 2008

    10/22/2006 12:03:37 PM PDT · by WayneLusvardi · 16 replies · 719+ views
    The Pasadena Pundit ^ | October 22, 2006 | Raymond S. Kraft
    DECEMBER 7, 2008 Raymond S. Kraft Posted at by permission of author December 7, 2008, began inauspiciously. At 0753 at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii, the attack that had triggered America's entry into World War II, sixty-seven years before, was ceremoniously commemorated, an honor guard, taps, a 21-gun salute, the bugle's notes and the rifles' crack drifting across the bay to the USS Arizona memorial, where Admiral Arthur Peterson, USN Ret., laid a wreath in memory of the sailors sleeping below, one of whom was his own grandfather. On the West coast it was 1053, and in Washington D.C. it...
  • Do Freedom of Information Act Files Prove FDR Had Foreknowledge of Pearl Harbor?

    12/07/2005 6:00:02 AM PST · by Irontank · 77 replies · 1,917+ views
    On November 25, 1941 Japan’s Admiral Yamamoto sent a radio message to the group of Japanese warships that would attack Pearl Harbor on December 7. Newly released naval records prove that from November 17 to 25 the United States Navy intercepted eighty-three messages that Yamamoto sent to his carriers. Part of the November 25 message read: “…the task force, keeping its movements strictly secret and maintaining close guard against submarines and aircraft, shall advance into Hawaiian waters, and upon the very opening of hostilities shall attack the main force of the United States fleet in Hawaii and deal it a...
  • At Least Some Remembered

    12/07/2004 7:25:14 PM PST · by Foolsgold · 4 replies · 280+ views
    Veterans Journal ^ | 12-07-04 | Editor
    Faithful To Remembrance Today, at 0900 local time, more than 50 Pearl Harbor Survivors and wives gathered at the Veterans Museum and Memorial Center in San Diego for the 63rd Anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. David Brown, a passionate English citizen devoted to Freedom, former Grenadier Guard, tireless advocate and leader in the American veteran community lead the ceremonies.
  • Mallard Fillmore on December 7

    12/07/2004 9:32:42 AM PST · by EveningStar · 32 replies · 1,748+ views
    Jewish World Review ^ | December 7, 2004 | Bruce Tinsley
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  • Pearl Harbor Attacks Interrupted Many Lives

    12/06/2004 4:39:56 AM PST · by bd476 · 16 replies · 2,021+ views
    The Day ^ | December 6, 2004 | Carol W. Kimball
    Pearl Harbor Attacks Interrupted Many Lives Courtesy of Carol W. Kimball A popular poster designed by Allen Sandburg in 1942 to commemorate the attack on Pearl Harbor Dec. 7, 1941. Tuesday will be the 63rd anniversary of the Japanese attack that killed approximately 2,400 Americans and led the United States into World War II. By CAROL W. KIMBALLDay Staff ColumnistPublished on 12/6/2004"Some world-shaking events stay forever in your mind. You can remember what you were doing when you first heard the news — like 9/11, for example, or the day Kennedy was shot. Or the circumstances in your life when...
  • Lest we Forget... December 7, 1941

    12/07/2002 10:34:20 PM PST · by Action-America · 23 replies · 759+ views
    Action America ^ | 12/7/02 | John Gaver
    Lest we Forget...December 7, 1941A day that will live in infamy...   USS West Virginia in fire in Pearl Harbor Shortly before 8 AM on December 7, 1941, the Japanese Navy, employing the largest naval attack force ever assembled, launched an unprovoked, sneak attack on the US Pacific Fleet, that lay at rest at Pearl Harbor and on surrounding military bases.  Within short order, 5 of the 8 battleships docked on "Battleship Row" were either sunk or sinking and the rest were severely damaged.  Several other smaller ships and most of Hawaii's combat aircraft were damaged or destroyed, as well. ...
  • Terrell builds big lead in Lafayette Parish

    12/07/2002 7:25:54 PM PST · by topher · 12 replies · 249+ views
    Lafayette, LA, Daily Advertiser (Newspaper) ^ | December 7, 2002 | Bill Decker/Online editor
    Terrell builds big lead in Lafayette Parish Bill Decker/Online editor Posted on December 7, 2002 LAFAYETTE — Suzanne Haik Terrell of New Orleans, hoping to become Louisiana’s first Republican U.S. senator since Reconstruction, was well on her way to winning Lafayette Parish at 9 p.m. Saturday. Terrell challenged incumbent U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-New Orleans, in Saturday’s runoff. With 108 of the parish’s 111 precincts reporting, Terrell had 28,855 Lafayette votes, or 59 percent. Landrieu had 20,367 votes, or 41 percent. Statewide, Terrell had a 52-48 lead with about a third of the state’s precincts reporting, according to The Associated...