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    As we approach Dec 7, remember the lessons taught to us by the attack on Pearl Harbor.
    To always remain aware and vigilant. Remember the men and women who fought and died for our freedom.

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    Thank you, flagflyfish.

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    Yes sir, it's a date that we must never forget.
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    My Great Uncle was there that day. He said if the Japanese would off landed they would have killed all off them because they didn't have a gun handy.

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    Never forget.

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    Yep we were ambushed? I think we learned a huge lesson that day and ever since have never let our guard down.I believe we should remember all the men and women in uniform who make sacrifices every day so we sleep with both eyes closed at night
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    I got to visit the AZ memorial while in the Navy when the ship I was on made a port call to Pearl. It is an extremely moving experience to be there.

    We must never forget the lessons learned that day but, I fear that most of the people in this country have in fact forgotten those lessons. Others have said it and I will echo it, even though our Military is fighting on two fronts to preserve our freedoms and our way of life, this country is not at war. The US Military is at war, but the country isn't. And by God, we should be.

    Here's a big thank you to all the Vets out there, especially the WWII Vets. There aren't as many of them around anymore as there should be.
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    I got to visit the AZ memorial while in the Navy when the ship I was on made a port call to Pearl. It is an extremely moving experience to be there.
    Same.

    I remember the first time I saw it. I was "manning the rail"on the Constellation, CV-64. We passed by and saluted.I was totally awed.I had heard about it my whole life and seen pictures of it in history books but I was totally unprepared for what I felt.

    Then I took the boat over to see it.It made an impact on me that I remember to this day.Very humbling, very moving.
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    Take a moment

    Today is the 67th anniversary of the beginning of WWII. Please take a moment to remember those who gave their lives on Dec 7, 1941 and throughout WWII. The sacrifices they and their families made to preserve our freedom and way of life.
    Freedom doesn't come free. It is bought and paid for by the lives and blood of our men and women in uniform.

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    Here's to those who served and to those who paid the ultimate price for our freedom.

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    I'm pulling 24 hour watch today. Will be thinking of those who came before me all day today.

    Will somebody raise a glass or shot to those who have given all today?

    I'll do so tomorrow after I get off 24 hour watch!

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    thanks and yes.
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    I was at the memorial last November, it was an experience that I will never forget. I'm not an emotional person but when I walked into the sanctuary I was moved in a way that I can't explain. I had an uncle (my grandfather's brother) that was in the Navy at the time of the attack and remember the stories that he would tell me as a young boy, some were funny and some were lessons on patriotism and what it meant to be an American.
    We are truly blessed to live in America, we may have our problems, but it is still the greatest nation in the world.
    "These are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier
    and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the
    service of his country; but he that stands it now, deserves the
    love and thanks of man and woman."

    -- Thomas Paine (The American Crisis, No. 1, 19 December 1776)

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    Quote Originally Posted by archer51 View Post
    Today is the 67th anniversary of the beginning of WWII.
    I hate to be a PITA, but that statement always gets me and does a disservice to the Allies (and some Americans) that had been fighting in Europe and the Far East for more than 2 years already.

    December 7th/Pearl Harbor should defiantly be remembered by all Americans, but as the day WE entered the war.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rstickle View Post
    I hate to be a PITA, but that statement always gets me and does a disservice to the Allies (and some Americans) that had been fighting in Europe and the Far East for more than 2 years already.

    December 7th/Pearl Harbor should defiantly be remembered by all Americans, but as the day WE entered the war.
    Correct sir...

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