Sunday, October 9, 2016

Pearl Harbor: nowhere to run

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By: Nathan Coggin


December 7 will mark the 75th anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor.
It was a beautiful morning; the skies were blue and the weather was great-- until around 8 a.m. The nation was soon to be changed forever. The war in Germany had been raging for about three years.  America decided to remain neutral on the fight against axis powers, which included Germany, Russia, Italy, and Japan.
The nation remained neutral for three years, but on the morning of December 7th that would all change. Hundreds of Japanese bombers rammed over Pearl Harbor and left it in smithereens.
After they were finished, 20 ships had been hit and 2,000 men and another 1,000 were wounded in the brutal attack on America.

Congress later declared war on Japan; Japan, Italy, and Germany declared war on the United 
States. In a speech that President Roosevelt would later give he said, “THIS IS A DATE 
WHICH WILL LIVE IN INFAMY.” This is one statement that is remembered and is tied to 
December 7, 1941.

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