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.

Never forget.


Anonymous said...

Your last sentence is so prophetic.

4HisChurch said...

While not original with me, it is, nevertheless very true.

Dymphna's favorite quotes

"Slavery ended in medieval Europe only because the church extended its sacraments to all slaves and then managed to impose a ban on the enslavement of Christians (and of Jews). Within the context of medieval Europe, that prohibition was effectively a rule of universal abolition. "— Rodney Stark

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