Monday, December 7, 2009

Forgive Them

" Jesus said, 'Father, forgive them for they do not know what they are doing'". Luke 23:34a

From Infamy to History, December 7, 1941 is a day to never be forgotten. It saddens my heart that so many in our country do not know the significance of this day. It was on this day that Pearl Harbor was attacked by Japan. The attack took place on a Sunday, started just before 8:00 a.m. The devastation was more than machinery, ships, planes, or land, but was at the high cost of life. Killed in the attack were 2335 servicemen, 68 civilians, 1178 were wounded. Not only was Pearl Harbor attacked, but every military instillation on the island of Oahu. Japan, although the attackers, also suffered human loss.

History that is not learned is oft repeated, and as a country, we have witnessed this. May we, citizens of The United States of America, never forget this day!

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