Pearl Harbor Day

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Pearl Harbor Day

Postby Paladin » Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:02 pm

Guys,
Let's all be sure to remember that today is "the day that will live in infamy". Let's not forget the soldiers, sailors and Marines and civilians who died on this date in 1941. I was just over a year old at the time. I do still remember the day that my Marine Dad returned from the Pacific.
Hats off and prayers for the men and women of the greatest generation. ::pray::

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Re: Pearl Harbor Day

Postby jerryd6818 » Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:40 pm

Ray, our generation is the last to whom this will be important. We're fading fast as are the memories of important events in history. The days are long gone when anyone "remembered the Maine".
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Re: Pearl Harbor Day

Postby EyeBJoe » Thu Dec 07, 2017 3:40 pm

Thanks for posting this reminder, Ray. Our country was never the same after Pearl Harbor as the U.S. was shocked to learn first hand what a dangerous world we live in. Even though better prepared today we still live in a dangerous and crazy world and we are still losing tremendous young people serving in the military. We should honor the past and present wounded and fallen warriors today in thought and prayer.

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Re: Pearl Harbor Day

Postby zzyzzogeton » Thu Dec 07, 2017 3:44 pm

I hope not, Jerry.

People don't remember the Maine a lot, hopefully we as a nation will Remember Pearl Harbor as long as Texans Remember the Alamo. We were maintaining that event in our history for 105 years before Pearl Harbor occured, so there's a chance.

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Re: Pearl Harbor Day

Postby glennbad » Thu Dec 07, 2017 3:47 pm

We'll see how much coverage the news gives this today. :roll:

The only mention on Facebook I am seeing is from veterans.

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Re: Pearl Harbor Day

Postby tallguy606 » Thu Dec 07, 2017 4:24 pm

My Dad was just out of high school in rural Kansas in 1941. He said everybody was asking, where the heck is Pearl Harbor?? He signed up with the Navy the next day, stayed in 14 years.

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Re: Pearl Harbor Day

Postby Dinadan » Thu Dec 07, 2017 4:25 pm

We do owe those folks of the greatest generation a salute!

In recent years it does not seem that December 7 gets much attention. I guess it is natural for memories to fade as everyone who actually remembers the day is getting pretty old by now and we have more recent wars to remember. I do not think many folks under fifty really have a clue just how huge WWII was compared to anything that has happened since its end.
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Re: Pearl Harbor Day

Postby bighomer » Thu Dec 07, 2017 4:34 pm

l agree with Jerry and it's sad, we grew up with the greatest generation and we heard first hand how things were during the war, also the same applies to the great depression , we were raise by the people who lived it. The generations that followed it gets a little farther removed each year. I doubt it gets as much emphasis in the history books as when we were younsters.My grandson was interested in these things in his teen years, he interviewed my neighbor, a WWII vet for a school paper and later he interviewed me about Nam, but l suspect he was in the minority. ::shrug:: Anyway let us ole farts.
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Re: Pearl Harbor Day

Postby treefarmer » Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:33 pm

Went into town early this am and found the giant American Flag flying close to I-10 at half mast! Turned into Walmart and their flag was at half mast. That was refreshing!
Had Pearl Harbor not happened, I might not be here. My dad joined the Army, was in Nevada teaching desert driving in some motorpool outfit, my mother was nurse in a hospital in Ely, Nevada during WWII. Some how they met and were married there in Ely, Nevada.
Dad was blessed to stay stateside the whole war. He mentioned Alabama and Nevada when he reminisced about the Army. Finally figured out he was at what is now Fort Rucker in Alabama. That's not to far from where we live. Have no info about the Nevada desert driving.
Pearl Harbor turned this country on its' ear for a very short time. But when folks pulled together, military and civilian, they overcame with Gods help. Hope we can still do it the need ever arises. Looks a lot like our conflict is from within. ::hmm::
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Re: Pearl Harbor Day

Postby tjmurphy » Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:58 pm

December 7 sure got my attention back in 1965. I was into my first full day of basic training at Ft. Knox, Kentucky.
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Postby RobesonsRme.com » Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:23 pm

We should never forget what happened at Pearl Harbor.
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Re: Pearl Harbor Day

Postby KnifeSlinger#81 » Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:29 am

When FDR said it was a date which will live in infamy he could not have been more correct.

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Re: Pearl Harbor Day

Postby espn77 » Fri Dec 08, 2017 1:29 am

Thanks everyone, specially Charlie for showing the pictures. It's good to remind us younger guys about it. I've been trying to share with my daughter my limited knowledge about today in 1941.

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Re: Pearl Harbor Day

Postby terryl308 » Fri Dec 08, 2017 5:44 pm

Thanks for posting the pictures Charlie, I for one will never forget Dec. 7, although I wasn't born until a year later. I worked for a guy in the construction business in the early 60's that was a "guest" of the Japs for about 3 1/2 years. He got captured on the Island of Java at the start of the war. We would set around the motel room after work and he would tell war stories, some hard to believe. He was in a book called the "Bamboo Railroad", wrote by another POW medic that saved countless lives in the camp with very little in the way of medical supplies. He spent most of his time in Burma and VN building a railroad, used elephants to haul timbers. He was less than 100 lbs when he got out, and started out about 175. He was one tough guy, got in a lot of fights and won most. I could go on and on but you get the picture. One of the hero's that lived to tell about it. I'm proud to call him a friend and glad I had enough sense to listen to him. RIP Clay Brumbaugh, Bradshaw, Ne. ::handshake:: Terry
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