December 7, 1941. 188 U.S. aircraft were destroyed, 2,402 personnel were killed and 1,282 were wounded on the attack at Pearl Harbor.
Sixty nine years later there are few left who remember what they were doing on that fateful day. Sadly, there are even fewer who lived through it and remain alive today. At a time when domestically the American people demanded isolationism from the war in Europe, many brave men and women continued to join our Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps. Their goal was to protect and defend this country and her freedoms from those who would take them away. On that infamous day someone tried: and failed.
Today our military men and women are spread throughout the world in places like Iraq and Afghanistan, putting themselves in the line of fire to keep the freedoms we enjoy safer from those who would want to take them away. Once again on the home front many would say we should again put ourselves into a state of isolationism and let the world sort itself out without our interference.
We here at Battle for Veterans’ Benefits, Taking on the VA say, those that forget history are doomed to repeat it.
Take a moment today to offer up thanks for those who have at one time, and those who continue to honor this country with their service in our military.