Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Attack on Pearl Harbor Day

Remember Pearl Harbor. Remember all who died. Remember that our Freedom came at a high cost. The following is from American Minute with Bill Federer. Note especially the comment in parenthesis. What a disgrace by the designers of the WWII Memorial.
"DECEMBER 7, 1941- a date which will live in infamy- the UnitedStates of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan."
Thus spoke President Franklin D. Roosevelt following the attack on
Pearl Harbor
by over 350 Japanese aircraft.

Five American battleships and three destroyers were sunk, 400 planes
were destroyed and over 4000 were killed or wounded.

President Roosevelt concluded:

"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...

We will not only defend ourselves to the uttermost but will make it
very certain that this form of treachery shall never again endanger

FDR continued:

"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."

(As a note, of the over 500 words inscribed on the new World War II
in Washington, DC, the designers chose not to include FDR's
phrase "So help us God," nor any other mention of God.)