The infamous surprise attack on Pearl Harbor and the U.S. Navy occurred on this date in 1941. Such an outrageous and offensive attack. What on earth were the Japanese thinking? Besides causing chaos and devastation to our naval fleet and personnel, how could they send hundreds of their own aviators to their death, convincing them to commit suicide? It boggles the mind. It just boggles the mind.
The Japanese surely could not have foreseen the consequences in which their stirring of a massive hornet’s nest would result. Their arrogant pride and honor were no match for our determination, stubbornness, and heart. Americans bonded together and roared into action, sacrificing at home and abroad. Massive production of military equipment, ships, planes, supplies, and ammunition was accomplished at super-hero/heroine speed.
The attack on Pearl Harbor put America back on its feet rather than crushing it. Unemployment vanished. Women were in charge at home, while men fought/died/survived in Europe and the Pacific. In less than four horrendous years this magnificent country banded together, rose as one, took over the war, and brought the world’s enemies to their despicable knees.
Thank you to all the men and women, military and civilian, who served this country so very, very well. And, God bless those in harm’s way now.