Wednesday, December 06, 2006
Lest we forget
December 7, 1941, a date that will live in infamy.
Sixty five years ago, the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Over two thousand people were killed in the surprise attack. Only it wasn't, or shouldn't have been, a total surprise. Even up until a couple of hours prior to the bombs being dropped, reports of a Japanese submarine sunk off the coast were dismissed by those in authority. When the Japanese planes flew towards the American islands, initial reports were dismissed as a fleet of fighter planes coming over from California.
Granted, in 1941 there was not nearly the level of technology that we have today.
We should be even more prepared.
Those who do not know history are doomed to repeat it.