December 7th . . .

Sorry, but I’m not feeling well. I’ll share more tomorrow about the reason why. Today, however, is to commemorate the anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941.

Because I’m not feeling well, I didn’t put any time into preparation for this post. Just please believe that it is no less important to me today than it has ever been. The US military personnel who either died or were wounded in Pearl on that day were a large part of the reason why I became a US Army Medic.

May we never forget.


December 7th

This is a scan of a page of my most recent copy of the American Legion magazine, which I get for free because I am a veteran who is a member of the American Legion.  I’m posting it as part of my annual tribute to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on December 7th, 1941, which prompted the United States to enter into WW2.


“… a date that shall live in infamy . . .”

I realize that there are plenty of people out there who appreciate the US Military, and the veterans who served in it.  Thank you!

These images are why those of you who don’t appreciate the military should be grateful that people like me have been wearing uniforms in the service of the USA for 238 years.  We, the service members and veterans, stand between you and countries (or radical terrorists) that want to kill you.  We have done this so you can live free, even if you can’t appreciate our choice.  Without the uniformed services and veterans of this country, there would be no USA – and you’d likely be speaking German.  73 years ago today, we protected you and your families from this . . .Japanese Torpedo plane taking off h50603torpedo planes attacking battleship row - h50931USS Utah - g266626USS Arizona forward magazines explode - k13513USS Maryland and capsized USS Oklahoma - g19930tthe date that shall live in infamy - h72273kOn 07 Dec 1941, at 0748 Hawaii Time, the Imperial Japanese Navy attacked the US Navy fleet anchored at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.  Keep in mind that, at that time, Hawaii was still an independent nation that was renting space to the US, and wouldn’t become our 50th state for another 10 years.