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Old 12-07-2008, 05:13 PM
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Default December 7, 1941 - A Day That Has Lived in Infamy

     

Throughout today I have been reflecting on this day Sunday, December 7, 2008 and remembered reading about, learning about the Sunday of 67 years ago. You see, this was when the Japanese bombed PEARL HARBOUR.

Today, I remember the significance of this date and know that many a men and women fought to defend our freedom in World War II. Please know that our FREEDOM is so very far from FREE!

The COST is measured by the blood of our soldiers - on that there is NO PRICE Tag.

This day in 2008 - we are still at war and less united as a country and as a people with common culture than at any time in previous history---- at least in my 53+ years.

G_d Bless America and the people and families that gave the ultimate to keep us FREE!

Remembering those of Pearl Harbour on December 7, 1941!
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Old 12-07-2008, 05:19 PM
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Roger that sir! and for ALL of our troops & LEOs past, present and future : Thank you for your service and EVERYTHING you do for us, G_D bless America my friends.
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Old 12-07-2008, 05:26 PM
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Amen to that, lost my Grandfahter in WWII. That generation was very special
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Old 12-07-2008, 06:08 PM
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Mike Simply Awesome

I recommend the book "The Greatest Generation" and its sequel "The Greatest Generation Speaks: Letters and Reflections " by Tom Brokaw.

I always take the time, when the opportunity permits, to thank and give tribute to the men and women from WWII. The Series Band of Brothers makes an awesome gift and has some of the best commentary and history from the men of 101st

I will always remember

I hope you do not mind mike, but I put your post and linked it back here in SCR
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Old 12-07-2008, 08:51 PM
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I lost my granddad in this war. Never to meet him. He had three boys who never got to know him. His genes flow on through me and my son.His purple heart and picture is the fiirst things seen coming into my house(along side a picture of me and Shannon Berg on our bikes). But what this war cost me was knowing my family and its history from the male side. War is payed in blood through many generations of the life lost defending our freedoms. Nothing is of more value than the life of a soldier. I do what I do today hoping that my granddad is proud I'm trying to carry on the family name with honor.
William Henry Golleher was my granddad.
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Old 12-07-2008, 08:58 PM
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Great post Mike...thank you. Several years ago I went to the Pearl Harbor Memorial in Hawaii. To this very day the knowledge of the many sailors who perished that day, the visions of the fuel oil still seeping out of the ship, the knowledge that a thousand or more sailors are still trapped within the USS Arizona with no hopes of ever recovering their bodies and the list of thousands of names on the KIA board still brings goose bumps to my skin. Most importantly, at least to me, is the knowledge that we as a country became even closer together and set off to war to eliminate the bad ones who caused our people harm.

GOD Bless America.
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Mark,
A touching story. Your Grandfather would be (and probably is today) very proud of his grandson. If you are half the man he was then you should be proud of his commitment to our country. My father was lucky enough to survive many missions over Germany and for that I am so very thankful.
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