There are many events that happen over the course of history that we will never forget. This day is one of them. The devastation of Pearl Harbor being bombed by Japan caused ripples throughout time. According to Hawaiian history, the island and her people are forever changed. Devastating events tend to do that.
US ships ‘Virginia’ and ‘Tennessee’ on fire after the Pearl Harbor attack, December 7, 1941, World War II, Washington, National archives, . (Photo by: Photo12/UIG via Getty Images)
Across the globe, catastrophic events claim the lives of thousands of people, much like the Pearl Harbor bombing took the lives of approximately 2400. On the scale of man-made catastrophes in the US, the bombing of Pearl Harbor ranks pretty high.
As President Roosevelt said, this date went down in history as “a date which will live in infamy”.
As his wife recalled her husband’s reaction that day, she was noted as saying “he was incensed at the attacks” but remained “deadly calm”. He remained steady even though he was “visibly distraught”.
The Roosevelts had children of their own serving the military, and yet Roosevelt found himself declaring war against Japan that very next day.
History can be both beautiful and haunting. Pearl Harbor haunts us. We were unprepared, unready. As a nation, we remember, much like the attack against the US World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. We are forced to remember, and events like this change us.
Man-made catastrophes come about because of a decision that is made and the action of follow-thru. As a nation, we mourn together our losses. We put up memorials, honor those we have lost, and try to make better, smarter, kinder decisions than those of our enemies. We try to plan better, prepare for anything.
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We cannot rewrite history; but we can do the very best job of helping others prepare for disasters the best way we can.
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