Pearl Habor Memory

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by Hash98, Dec 8, 2012.

  1. Yesterday, Dec. 7, 1941 - a date which will live in infamy - the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan.

    -FDR, Dec 8, 1941.

    Yesterday was a day that the U.S. will live in infamy. It was the day the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. They used toroedoes,bombs, machine guns, and Kamikaze (better know as Bushido), to take out the entire U.S. Pacific Naval and Aircraft Fleet. After Dec 8, 1941; Congress agreed with FDR's terms and commisioned an Act of War against the Empire of Japan. After this act, Americans rebuilt, reconstructed, and reconsidered more, better stratigies to take on both the Empire of Japan and the European Nazi's.

    I ask that you take a moment of silence for the over 3000 souls that died that day. And I also ask that you think about how those men who volunteered for more war efforts after Pearl Harbor attacks.

    The U.S.S. Arizona was sunk on the Day of the Pearl Harbor attack. Still, over 1000 soldiers remains are still trapped inside the sinked vessel. About every 45 minutes, oil leaks from the ship's oil supply, and they that's the soldiers still crying for hope of life.

    Thanks everyone,
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  2. I will post the full speech later.
  3. Yesterday, Dec. 7, 1941 - a date which will live in infamy - the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan.
    The United States was at peace with that nation and, at the solicitation of Japan, was still in conversation with the government and its emperor looking toward the maintenance of peace in the Pacific.
    Indeed, one hour after Japanese air squadrons had commenced bombing in Oahu, the Japanese ambassador to the United States and his colleagues delivered to the Secretary of State a formal reply to a recent American message. While this reply stated that it seemed useless to continue the existing diplomatic negotiations, it contained no threat or hint of war or armed attack.
    It will be recorded that the distance of Hawaii from Japan makes it obvious that the attack was deliberately planned many days or even weeks ago. During the intervening time, the Japanese government has deliberately sought to deceive the United States by false statements and expressions of hope for continued peace.
    The attack yesterday on the Hawaiian islands has caused severe damage to American naval and military forces. Very many American lives have been lost. In addition, American ships have been reported torpedoed on the high seas between San Francisco and Honolulu.
    Yesterday, the Japanese government also launched an attack against Malaya.
    Last night, Japanese forces attacked Hong Kong.
    Last night, Japanese forces attacked Guam.
    Last night, Japanese forces attacked the Philippine Islands.
    Last night, the Japanese attacked Wake Island.
    This morning, the Japanese attacked Midway Island.
    Japan has, therefore, undertaken a surprise offensive extending throughout the Pacific area. The facts of yesterday speak for themselves. The people of the United States have already formed their opinions and well understand the implications to the very life and safety of our nation.
    As commander in chief of the Army and Navy, I have directed that all measures be taken for our defense.
    Always will we remember the character of the onslaught against us.
    No matter how long it may take us to overcome this premeditated invasion, the American people in their righteous might will win through to absolute victory.
    I believe I interpret the will of the Congress and of the people when I assert that we will not only defend ourselves to the uttermost, but will make very certain that this form of treachery shall never endanger us again.
    Hostilities exist. There is no blinking at the fact that our people, our territory and our interests are in grave danger.
    With confidence in our armed forces - with the unbounding determination of our people - we will gain the inevitable triumph - so help us God.
    I ask that the Congress declare that since the unprovoked and dastardly attack by Japan on Sunday, Dec. 7, a state of war has existed between the United States and the Japanese empire.
  4. There it is. I have family members that were stationed in Hawaii. He did not die, he was at a small airforce base about a mile a way. My other side of the family has two members involved in WWII. One, being my grandfather, he served in the Pacific Theater and was the 14 wave of the invasion of Okinawa. My grandpa's brother was sent to Europe and stationed what is known as the "Battle of the Buldge". Sadly, he was in one of the first trenches and was killed by a Nazi grenade. My grandpa recieved his medals for being in the War Against The Nazi's, European War, Riflemen, etc, and last but not least, the Purple Heart medal. The medal still hangs in my grandfathers home and remains as a reminder of all of those who gave thier lives for our freedom.
  5. My great-grandfather flew a bomber in ww2,
  6. That is awesome. I always wanted to ride in a Flying Fortress.
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  7. My grandfather is the man who took the picture of the bomb of WWII. He is still alive, but he doesn't have much time left :(
  8. We had a whole thing talking about this in history class yesterday. Including the speech being played.
  9. My grandfather that sadly passed away two years ago was a battlefield medic in WWII
  10. My grandmas birthday was on the 7th...
  11. The 7th is my Birthday, which eventually gave me so much interest in the event with Pearl Harbor. Thanks for posting this. :)
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  12. Your welcome, thank everyone for showing support!
  13. I live where the first atomic bomb was made, that is cool how your grandpa took the picture.
  14. And then, Hiroshima and Nagasaki
  15. Yes, which ended the war.
  16. My great grandfather fought in world war 2, he now cannot walk on his own, he has a broken hip, and he's too old to have operations. He doesn't have that much time left.

    My dad's dad was born during a bombing in world war 2. He sadly passed away 13 years ago.