Submitted by Kevin Cogan, Commander Post No. 121
Seventy-nine years ago, on Sunday, December 7, 1941, the American Navy and Army base in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, was attacked by the Japanese. The attack came as a deliberate surprise that lead to a great loss of American Navy and Army lives. More than 2,000 Americans were killed, and more than 1,000 were injured. The events in Pearl Harbor that day led to the escalation of World War II. The day after the attack, the United States declared war on Japan and entered World War II. President Franklin Roosevelt said in a speech that the bombing of Pearl Harbor was “a date which will live in infamy.” Let us remember our Pearl Harbor Veterans on December 7 and pray for them and all our military.
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I would like to thank all the volunteers who dedicate their time to our Post, as without them we would not be able to accomplish the things that we do.
Merry Christmas to all our brave soldiers; thank you for your commitment to our country’s freedom and integrity. People like you are the reason why we have a peaceful and happy holiday. We will always be thankful for your hard work and sacrifice for making our country a better place.
To all, have a blessed and Very Merry Christmas and Holiday Season! God bless the USA.