December 7, 1941 Remember what happened.

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  1. halifaxhops

    halifaxhops It's going to get stupid around here! FABO Gold Member

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    Well it is the anniversary again of the cowardly attack on Pearl Harbor.
    I was lucky enough to meet a few survivors of that day. Please take a minute and remember and thank that generation for the hardships they went through for all the newer generations.
     
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    • jos51700

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      I'm named after my grandmother's brother, who was there. I'll never forget that day.
       
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      • ZMan67S

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        I'm flying the flag today!!!
         
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        • Oldschoolcuda

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          77 yrs. ago today and Dec 7th still brings tears to my eyes and always will.
          This is first year none of the handfull of survivng vets will be able to
          attend ceremony in pearl due to ill health.
          Soon they will all be gone but never forgotten. Ever.

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          • R4Sedan

            R4Sedan Life in the Fastback Lane FABO Gold Member

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            Amen
             
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            • memike

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              Lost my grandfather there, never met him.. Thank you Hoppy :usflag:
               
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              • 67Dart273

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                Some of today's snowflakes need to study up on some of this and find out what "real trouble" was.
                 
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                • halifaxhops

                  halifaxhops It's going to get stupid around here! FABO Gold Member

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                  911 is about as close as they will ever get....hopefully...….
                   
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                  • 67Dart273

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                    An unrelated story: My Dad and Uncle were going with their future wives at time of WWII. Uncle Bill RIP was a marine, Dad was Army. They were both from up here in the N end of Idaho. "Eventually" THEY BOTH ENDED UP on Okinawa!!! Somehow my Uncle learned Dad was on the Island, and one "day off" he walked to Dad's unit to say hi. My uncle talked little of that. He did not land there in the initial landing, but did get there "soon enough" to see some serious fighting. Dad ended up in a supply co. later on

                    My uncle, young. This photo looks EXACTLY like two of his sons at about the same age

                    From obituary:

                    "He enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corp in December of 1943 where he served in the pacific theatre; at Guadalcanal, Guam, Okinawa, Japan and China. He returned home in April of 1946 and in June of that year married his high school sweetheart"

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                    • barbee6043

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                      I mention this every year on this day, so if you have read it before, I apologize. My dad jpined the Marine Corp. in the very late 30's, he had an interest in aviation mechanics. He was stationed at Pearl, and left there 5-6 days before the attach to rive from Ca, to Ga, to marry my mother!! Timing. No interstate, driving something out of the 30's!!! He was half way there the morning of Dec7, 1941 when the news is broadcast on the radio. It says all military personnel to report in. He made like he didn't hear it, got there the next day, and they got married!!!!! Seven years later, back at Honolulu,Ha. I showed up!! lol
                       
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                      • Bigdummy

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                        Newsmax had some Sailor's talking about pumping water out of ships to clean up the mess!RIP
                         
                      • Jadaharabi

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                        I've been watching different news shows all morning and not a single one has mentioned Pearl Harbor.
                        I guess this is another one of those change history things.
                         
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                        • pauly

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                          Remember and never forget!!
                           
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                          • Oldschoolcuda

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                            History channel has a documentary on right now.
                             
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                            • dart4forte

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                              Young people over the last 20 years have been dumbed down as far history. If it doesn’t follow a certain narrative it’s not taught much less mentioned. Hell, a lot of kids today don’t know about Dsert Storm. It’s up to my generation and those followingtokeepthe flame of memory alive.

                              I predict that in 20years 9/11 will become distant memory
                               
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                              • barbee6043

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                                50 years ago, Ga and Tx. taught its history in jr. high. I have to wonder if still the case, with every damn liberal wanting history to be totally forgotten!!
                                 
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                                Agree.
                                God, country, family is taboo in 2018
                                Folks today are more concerned with who is behind the mask on the
                                masked singer and other drama filled daily BS than actual history that shaped the country they reside in and allows them to continue living as the sheeple they are.
                                 
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                                • gunbunny

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                                  I taught it today.
                                  In fact, going forward for rest of the month we will be ankle deep in WWII. That's not even close to enough time. I still have Korea, Vietnam and and the rest of the 20th century to cover. But I dedicate the first part of Dec to the events leading up to today. The rest of the month we will cover the war, we will contrast and compare it to WWI and talk about the fallout of the war leading up to the Cold War. My students will write a 2-3 page (min) paper that will be due the day before X-mas break.
                                  I've never gotten any push back from anyone about this.
                                   
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                                  • RustyRatRod

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                                    Well, I see "remember" all the time, yet there are fewer people everyday who actually can remember. If you were not alive when it happened, you cannot "remember" it.

                                    We can memorialize it. We can pay homage to. But a LOT of us cannot remember.
                                     
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                                    • barbee6043

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                                      Very few WW11 vets still alive. Like RRR said, those that were there remember, otherwise all there is, what is taught in history. History is also written by the "winners". Take the War Between the States, the Civil War, the War of Northern Aggression. all the same war. In the 8th grade SW Ga school, the text was written not by the North but by the South. Then there is the TV stuff about it, and the movies. Then now, there are the people that want to remove all the statues that are about history. Do not want to go P and P here.
                                      I do know my dad went thru 2 wars spent some years in the USMC, retired a major when I was 5. Suffered a mental breakdown, they called it back then, 2 years after leaving the military. He did heal after a while. God rest his soul.
                                       
                                    • Oldschoolcuda

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                                      To each their own. Yet we have a holiday for columbus day that i know i cant remember. lol.
                                      Remember is just a term. If thats what it takes to make sure significant history is never forgotten im all for it.
                                       
                                    • ocdart

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                                      As I've posted on FABO previously, my uncle was aboard the battleship USS West Virginia the morning of the attack at Pearl Harbor, anchored at Battleship Row ahead of and outboard of the Arizona.
                                      He survived both the attack at Pearl and the rest of the war.
                                      I'll never forget his stories about his experiences that morning nor the rest of what I've read, heard and seen of attack.
                                       
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                                      • AJ/FormS

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                                        I remember my Uncles.
                                        Dad had two elder brothers who were old enough to enlist. And two men who would later become husbands of two of his sisters. (Dad came from a family of 15). Dad said,they all came back changed men. One was made a sniper. He never recovered from that. I met them all, having been born in 53. They all died early. The eldest packed up his wife, whom he brought back from Holland, and moved a thousand miles away from his family. I only ever met him once, in 72. Dad went to see him just before uncle's death. He was the last of those four soldiers to go.
                                        My Dad turned 18 in November 1945. He was farmed out to the neighbors, to work for room and board with his next younger brother. If they made any money, it was sent home to the 8 or 9 other hungry mouths to feed. Two of his siblings never made it to adulthood. Those were hard times. Enlisting unburdened that big family. But oh the cost.

                                        I remember my Uncles.
                                         
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                                        • Oldschoolcuda

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                                          My father and uncle both fought in and survived WWII so remembrance was transfered to me. I am an anomaly as pop was born in 1922, uncle in 23 & mom in 24 yet i was not hatched until 1962.lol
                                          Still very young for a son or daughter of WW II era parents and do my best to keep history relevant.
                                          Unfortunately sooner than later ocdart, AJ & others we will be gone also so it is up to us.
                                           
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