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    Just thought id let everyone know just how important todays date was 63 years ago. Cant let anyone forget what happened and thought i would start a post on this since no one else did. Its also drilled into our minds down here since well it happened here.

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    AMEN, hawaiianvike21!

    In the words of FDR:

    "Yesterday, Dec. 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 the government and its emperor looking toward the maintenance of peace in the Pacific.

    Indeed, one hour after Japanese air squadrons had commenced bombing in Oahu, the Japanese ambassador to the United States and his colleagues delivered to the Secretary of State a formal reply to a recent American message. While this reply stated that it seemed useless to continue the existing diplomatic negotiations, it contained no threat or hint of war or armed attack.

    It will be recorded that the distance of Hawaii from Japan makes it obvious that the attack was deliberately planned many days or even weeks ago. During the intervening time, the Japanese government has deliberately sought to deceive the United States by false statements and expressions of hope for continued peace.

    The attack yesterday on the Hawaiian islands has caused severe damage to American naval and military forces. Very many American lives have been lost. In addition, American ships have been reported torpedoed on the high seas between San Francisco and Honolulu.

    Yesterday, the Japanese government also launched an attack against Malaya.

    Last night, Japanese forces attacked Hong Kong.

    Last night, Japanese forces attacked Guam.

    Last night, Japanese forces attacked the Philippine Islands.

    Last night, the Japanese attacked Wake Island.

    This morning, the Japanese attacked Midway Island.

    Japan has, therefore, undertaken a surprise offensive extending throughout the Pacific area. The facts of yesterday speak for themselves. The people of the United States have already formed their opinions and well understand the implications to the very life and safety of our nation.

    As commander in chief of the Army and Navy, I have directed that all measures be taken for our defense.

    Always will we remember the character of the onslaught against us.

    No matter how long it may take us to overcome this premeditated invasion, the American people in their righteous might will win through to absolute victory.

    I believe I interpret the will of the Congress and of the people when I assert that we will not only defend ourselves to the uttermost, but will make very certain that this form of treachery shall never endanger us again.

    Hostilities exist. There is no blinking at the fact that our people, our territory and our interests are in grave danger.

    With confidence in our armed forces - with the unbounding determination of our people - we will gain the inevitable triumph - so help us God.

    I ask that the Congress declare that since the unprovoked and dastardly attack by Japan on Sunday, Dec. 7, a state of war has existed between the United States and the Japanese empire."

    God rest the souls that died that day: on land, in the sea, in the air, and especially those entombed in the wreck of the USS Arizona... :salute:
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    Nice article shock, youve basically nailed all the points about the whole event.
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    A great reminder of an awesome speech, while stationed in Hawaii, I got to pay may respects at the Ariz. monument... what a place. Thanks HV and Shock for The Posting...
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    there is nothing greater a man or woman can do than to serve their military!!!!!!! lay your life on the line so family, friends and enemies alike can be safe within the confines of their own country!!! and to forget anyone that has served with valor for the cause of freedom should never happen. my dad served.... and so did i.
    casper.........sailed by cyprus.......went to crete!!! absolutely breathtaking!!! i know cyprus is the same. do you have any pics on here? get some on if you dont. of course not the base or anything but some scenery!!!!

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    I was thinking the same thing HV we must never
    forget. I won't even let anyone park a Japanese
    car in my driveway.
    Green Bay police station toilet stolen.

    Cops say they have nothing to go on.

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    "vikes can do" wrote:
    there is nothing greater a man or woman can do than to serve their military!!!!!!! lay your life on the line so family, friends and enemies alike can be safe within the confines of their own country!!! and to forget anyone that has served with valor for the cause of freedom should never happen. my dad served.... and so did i.
    casper.........sailed by cyprus.......went to crete!!! absolutely breathtaking!!! i know cyprus is the same. do you have any pics on here? get some on if you dont. of course not the base or anything but some scenery!!!!
    Let's just hope that our government doesn't forget that nor forget to properly reward those who have given their all for our freedom!!! :salute:
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    "vikes can do" wrote:
    there is nothing greater a man or woman can do than to serve their military!!!!!!! lay your life on the line so family, friends and enemies alike can be safe within the confines of their own country!!! and to forget anyone that has served with valor for the cause of freedom should never happen. my dad served.... and so did i.
    casper.........sailed by cyprus.......went to crete!!! absolutely breathtaking!!! i know cyprus is the same. do you have any pics on here? get some on if you dont. of course not the base or anything but some scenery!!!!
    some folks hate when I do this but as per your request ok it not the cheerleaders thread but



    let's get a little closer




    then when the Olympic games started the flame came through our town so we had a parade in Paradise



    then it is out to one of the wineries (this is my sister in law)


    then off to the mountains with the dog



    and then a couple of other interesting spots not on the island of course



    and one last one before we all get bored



    Hope you enjoyed :thumbleft:
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    thanks casper.......very nice! is that your complex on the left in the one pic? have to say that you are one lucky sob. lol!!! gotta place where i can camp out for....oh, i dont know........forever!!!! lol. the aegean sea and all the islands and the whole geographical area is stunning!!!! do you ever sail up through there? i imagine you have!!! that is so awesome!! some people never leave their own cities all their life. i cant understand that. too much gypsy in me i guess!!!! thanks again!!!

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    Support our troops :salute:

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