Monday, December 7, 2009

PEARL HARBOR DAY a day that would live in "infamy"

Today is Pearl Harbor Day. Sunday, December 7, 1941 the Japanese executed a carefully planned attack on Pearl Harbor, a naval base in Hawaii. Just 18 months previously, FDR had moved our fleet to Pearl Harbor in an effort to help prevent the Japanese from attack. A good website to learn more about Pearl Harbor, and to see pictures is http://www.history.navy.mil/photos/events/wwii-pac/pearlhbr/pearlhbr.htm Lesson plans are provided at http://school.discoveryeducation.com/lessonplans/programs/pearlharbor/.

President Roosevelt said it would be a day that would live in infamy. Yet, people are already forgetting, just as they are forgetting other wars in the past, and some claim that Hitlers holocaust never occurred. Soldiers did not give their lives for us, for our freedom in order for us to forget.

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