Monday, December 7, 2009

Day of Infamy

As termed by FDR, December 7 is the anniversary of "day of infamy" when the Japanese sneak attack on our naval base at Pearl Harbor plunged our country into war with imperial Japan.  Soon thereafter, Hitler made a vast miscalculation and declared war on the United States in support of his Axis ally.  America was attacked in 1941, by 1945 we had defeated (along with our allies, primarily Great Britain and the USSR) both imperial Japan and Nazi Germany.

December 7 to what some have dubbed the "Greatest Generation" was our September 11.  Thousands of Americans died in each cowardly attack.  They were defining moments - turning points - for our nation.   December 7 eventually led to our nation leading the free world during World War II and the Cold War.

If we mean not to denigrate that legacy, we need to continue the struggle for freedom today - here and at home.

We would do well to remember what happe

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