Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Remembering Pearl Harbor

Editorial - December 7th, 2005 - The Advocate
While the sacrifices of many young people in Aghanistan and Iraq continue to be on the front pages, it's important to remember the generation of Americans who also sacrificed themselves for their country in World War II.

America was forced into that war on Dec. 7, 1941 -- the "date which will live in infamy," as President Roosevelt said -- when Hawaii was attacked by the aircraft of Imperial Japan. The surprise attack killed approximately 2,400 Americans, and worse casualties were to come in a conflict that raged across the entire world.

Almost four years of hard fighting were ahead before America and her allies defeated Germany and Japan. The nation ought to remember their sacrifices on Pearl Harbor Day.



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