Thursday, December 07, 2006
"Yesterday, December 7th, 1941 -- a date which will live in infamy..."
"...The attack yesterday on the Hawaiian islands has caused severe damage to American naval and military forces. I regret to tell you that very many American lives have been lost. In addition, American ships have been reported torpedoed on the high seas between San Francisco and Honolulu."
"...No matter how long it may take us to overcome this premeditated invasion, the American people in their righteous might will win through to absolute victory."
"...With confidence in our armed forces, with the unbounding determination of our people, we will gain the inevitable triumph -- so help us God."
Remember Pearl Harbor!
December 7, 1941
My dad died in 1999 and his ashes are scattered throughout Lehigh County, mostly in Egypt, his hometown.
The USS New Orleans, was a Cruiser, and at the time of the attack, was moored in the Naval Yard at Honolulu. It was only slightly damaged.
The original photograph from which the posted was made can be viewed by clicking on the link below:
USS West Virginia
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