The flags all around our nation today were at half staff. We remember the cowardly attack on a nation at peace that dragged the United State into the second World War.
"YESTERDAY, December 7, 1941 a date which will live in infamy the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan.
The United States was at peace with that Nation and, at the solicitation of Japan, was still in conversation with its Government and its Emperor looking toward the maintenance of peace in the Pacific. Indeed, one hour after Japanese air squadrons had commenced bombing in the American Island of Oahu, the Japanese Ambassador to the United States and his colleague delivered to our Secretary of State a formal reply to a recent American message. And while this reply stated that it seemed useless to continue the existing diplomatic negotiations, it contained no threat or hint of war or of armed attack." -- President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, December 8, 1941
On December 7 every year we remember the lives lost at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii and the brave men and women who served our armed forces during the second World War. We must never forget the cost of freedom nor the sacrifices made by the "Greatest Generation". We must honor the sacrifices already made with our own dedication and commitment to our nation and her principals.