Monday, December 7, 2009

Remembering Pearl Harbor

1941 December 07

It was peaceful and then sudden chaos and confusion on Oahu, HI...

The surprise was complete. The attacking planes came in two waves; the first hit its target at 7:53 AM, the second at 8:55. By 9:55 it was all over. By 1:00 PM the carriers that launched the planes from 274 miles off the coast of Oahu were heading back to Japan.

This was the event that spurred the United States into becoming militarily involved in World War II.

By military stand point the attack was brillant however, it turned out to be Japan's biggest mistake.

Please take a few moments today to remember everyone involved in the attack.

3 comments:

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  2. Yes, I've been thinking about this today. I'm so glad you mentioned it. :)

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  3. That looks like a little boys dream. I sometimes wonder if anyone has ever learned a lesson from war... Seems sometimes like government are all to ready to jump back into it at the expense of the people.

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