Sixty-nine years ago tomorrow, just before 8 O’Clock in the morning our history will be forever impacted by the actions of the Japanese task force Pearl Harbor. This fatal bombing caused a devastating blow on our own US armed forces stationed in Hawaii. However, this surprise attack on US soil woke the “Sleeping Giant” that was and is the United States of America, and we officially entered the war with the intention to end it. Ultimately that’s exactly what we did. But this day, December 7th, 1941 will live on in infamy.
Many lives were lost throughout that dreadful war and they should never be forgotten. WWII is a dark part of our world’s history, but it did happen, we can’t forget that! The day we deny or forget that World War Two happened is the day we are forgetting and denying the thousands of men and boys who gave their lives to fight the threat of Communism and save the lives of millions worldwide. Let’s all take some time to spend with our families tomorrow and talk together about the sacrifice that these soldiers made in the 1940′s as well as the soldiers who are making the same sacrifices now. These men and women are heroes and give so much hope and freedom to people they have never met.
As many of us spend this week, and in particular this coming Tuesday December 7th, reflecting on the attack on Pearl Harbor, we here at Low VA Rates thought it would be appropriate to provide some information on the event of that day, December 7, 1941. Below is an infographic that shows the timeline of the attack that morning; facts on the battle that took place; and info on the memorial that is open to the public on the island of Oahu, Hawaii. If you ever decide to visit Pearl Harbor on the Island Oahu you need to visit the memorial. There you can still see the remains of the USS Arizona below the surface in the clear calm water, A stark contrast to the events of that fateful day. Enjoy the Image below and feel free to share it with others!
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