December 7, 2022: Remember, Remember the 7th of December

Pearl Harbor on Dec 7, 1941

December 7, 1941, a date that will live in infamy, so said then President Franklin Roosevelt the next day as he asked Congress to declare war on Imperial Japan. It is the day Japan launched a treacherous sneak attack on the United States’ Pacific Fleet docked at Pearl Harbor, resulting in thousands of lives lost and the crippling of our fleet. It also ended our policy of isolationism and signaled the beginning of the end for the fascist and militarist movements in the Axis Powers, although few could see it at that time. Pearl Harbor reminds us we must remain vigilant against our nation’s enemies, both internal and external. Take some time today to remember the men and women who lost their lives that day and give thanks for the Greatest Generation who fought against the Axis Powers. Ask God’s protection on those who serve in the military in our day. Remember, remember the 7th of December, 1941, a date that will live in infamy, 81 years on today.