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December 7, 1941

Today is the 71st anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, which brought the U.S. into World War II. Please remember the World War II veterans and also veterans of other wars, particularly the Korean War. It breaks my heart that the veterans of that war are constantly overlooked and ignored. My father served on the front lines in Korea and it affected him all the rest of his life. Please just take the time today to acknowledge the sacrifices of all veterans.

It was definitely a psychic shock to Americans on December 7th. Despite Europe and Asia at war, the U.S. was still out of it except for helping the British when they could with Lend-Lease and American volunteers flying in the British Air Force or ferrying desperately-needed supplies to England, and later, Russia. Despite knowing they could be at war it was still a shock to wake up on a beautiful Sunday morning in Hawaii with bombs raining down on your head. The men of the U.S.S. Arizona never had a chance.

Thank you for your remembrance today.
Tags: history, korean war, rl, u.s.a., world war two
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