The day that shall live in infamy


by Allen West

Today we remember the 72nd anniversary of the attack at Pearl Harbor, and those famous words spoken by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

On that sunny Hawaiian Sunday morning, America was viciously attacked as part of a deceptive action by the Imperial Empire of Japan. Americans immediately stood up and answered the call to defend this nation and indeed the world against the aggression of Nazism, fascism, and Japanese imperialism.

Young American men lied about their age to be able to do their part, and we came to know them as the “Greatest Generation.” I am proud my own dad was part of that heroic generation that ensured the light of freedom would not go dim.

America clearly identified the enemy and took every measure to defeat them soundly, in complete and total warfare of annihilation. We honor those men who survived that day 72 years ago, and sadly remember those who lost their lives.

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