Every year on December 7th, I reflect back to our country on this day in 1941. For many, it started out as a normal Sunday. But, for those on the US naval base at Pearl Harbor, the day drastically changed their lives. 77 years today, America became engulfed in World War II after a surprise Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor. More than 2,000 American soldiers and sailors died that day. On Monday, December 8th, President Franklin D. Roosevelt asked Congress to declare war on Japan. For the next four years, Americans fought hard on the Pacific, Eastern, and Western Fronts, as well as, the home front.
Today, we honor the sacrifices the greatest generation made in protecting our country. As the granddaughter of a World War II veteran, I know the worth of this generation. There aren’t many of them left and we need to work together to perserve their stories and histories.
On this day and every day, remember our military and those who have and are currently serving our country. Its a job many people wouldn’t even considerate doing.