Monday, December 07, 2009
From Move America Forward:
The men and women of the Greatest Generation earned the name after the horrific and cowardly attack on Pearl Harbor during the morning hours of Dec. 7, 1941. They fought back against the Imperial Japanese Navy and later the Nazis, crushing the evil empires that wanted to conquer the world.
The next Great Generation is now on the ground, in the seas, and in the air fighting Muslim Jihadists who brought war to America’s homeland on Sept. 11, 2001. Scores upon scores of patriotic men and women joined the Armed Forces after the second day which will live in infamy. They have sacrificed their lives, just as our troops did in World War II.
Today is the anniversary of the day when the Imperial Japanese Navy attacked the American Army and Navy base in Pearl Harbor, killing more than 2,000 Americans. The sneak attack pushed America into a war it didn’t want. President Franklin Roosevelt in a speech to Congress stated that the bombing of Pearl Harbor was “a date which will live in infamy”.
We must never forget.
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Quote of the Day:
"We should never despair, our Situation before has been unpromising and has changed for the better, so I trust, it will again. If new difficulties arise, we must only put forth new Exertions and proportion our Efforts to the exigency of the times." --George Washington, letter to Philip Schuyler, 1777