In the early 1940s, an event that was so premeditated and yet so very atrocious hit our nation’s pacific ocean. The state of Hawaii and its famous harbor was left victimized and bleeding as the skies rained down with munitions and kamikaze fighter planes. Many of the members of the armed services found themselves asking one question. What was to come next? As the United States of America and the empire of Japan at the time demonstrated that both sides had its differences no one could have ever expect anything of this magnitude to take place.
SPEECH FROM MR. PRESIDENT
Yesterday, December 7, 1941 a date that will live in infamy the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan. The United States was at peace with that nation and, at the solicitation of Japan, was still in conversation with its government and its emperor looking toward the maintenance of peace in the Pacific. Indeed, one hour after Japanese air squadrons had commenced bombing in the American island of Oahu, the Japanese ambassador to the United States and his colleague delivered to our Secretary of State a formal reply to a recent American message. In addition, while this reply stated that it seemed useless to continue the existing diplomatic negotiations, it contained no threat or hint of war or of armed attack.
It will be recorded that the distance of Hawaii from Japan makes it obvious that the attack was deliberately planned for many days or even weeks ago. During the intervening time, the Japanese government has deliberately sought to deceive the United States by false statements and expressions of hope for continued peace.
The attack yesterday on the Hawai...
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...Americans, we entered into war with a known adversary in Japan. Over many years, this war continued to grow and many from all sides had fallen.
During the short time it took you to read this informative essay on the attacks of Pearl Harbor, imagine that on that day Japanese Plaines filled the air. Imagine the damage that was inflicted in that small amount of time. Just minutes after the attack, the first ships had been crippled. Simply reading this essay, you have just educated yourself about the acts that took place as well as what reason it took place. After reading this essay this writer hopes that you have learned something new about this time in our countries historic past but also have learned how to educate the young people of this Great nation for if we forget our past, we have forgotten what it is we stand for as a country, what we stand for as a people.
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