Monday, December 07, 2009

A Day that Will Live in Infamy

It's been over 50 years now since the attack on Pearl Harbor. Most of the survivors of the attack are gone now, so it's up to the rest of us to remember for them.

Here's a good overview of what happened, from a Navy History site.

This site offers some first person recollections of the day.

Pearl Harbor Casualty List.

You can always depend on National Geographic for a good multimedia retrospective.

And while we're remembering the fallen heroes of World War II, let's not forget the soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines still out there in the field, risking their lives for this country. If you're in the mood for giving this holiday season, here are a few good military-related charities:

http://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/

http://soldiersangels.org/

http://soldiersangels.org/project-valour-it.html

http://www.fisherhouse.org/

http://www.semperfifund.org/

http://anysoldier.com/

http://spiritofamerica.net/

If you're a veteran or a member of the U.S. Military reading this blog, thank you for your service.

2 comments:

Angela said...

My Grandmother told me stories of the terror that she felt as she heard what was happening over the radio.

I've seen documentaries about Pearl Harbor and it's terribly sad. The good that came from it, is that the U.S. Navy now takes extraordinary measures to make sure that they are never attacked on that level again.

Our Troops deserve the utmost respect and honor. They have a tough job and they do it all in the name of protecting the American way of life.

God Bless America!

Great Post!

Paula said...

Thanks, Angela.

My mom was pretty young during WW2--grade school age--so she doesn't have a lot of stories about the War in general and Pearl Harbor specifically.

She grew up in a large (12 kids) family of sharecroppers, so most of her stories of "back in the day" have more to do with their struggle just to survive the poverty of that time.

Sometimes, I think we have no idea just how good we have it these days, even with the economy like it is.