Thursday, December 7, 2017

Remembering Pearl Harbor

76 years has not erased the horror that was the bombing of Pearl Harbor.  The Japs ran roughshod over China and throughout the Pacific for years.  They decided to knock out the U.S. Pacific Fleet using tactics that had worked on the Royal Navy and against Russia nearly forty years earlier.  Thus the Day of Infamy.  Take a moment to remember the souls of those who died that day and those who fought back.  JJ took the liberty of posting videos of that fateful attack.

This video is actual color footage of the raid.

Here is video from the Jap side:

But some of the ships arose from the dead.  Watch the refloating of the Nevada:

The California:



Anonymous said...

This-TV was running the Spielberg film 1941 tonight - an odd homage on Pearl Harbor Day.

My great-uncle Albert was a petty officer aboard one of the fleet oilers berthed there that day.

Anonymous said...

Remebering. What a fucking hack. Would love to hear your SHITTY comment had Tate done the same. You are a dickhead. REMEBERING.

Anonymous said...

10:13 hope you burn in Hell for your comment! That was the greatest generation EVER. Much unlike ours who have let every country in the world dictate us. Leave this discussion and go back and hide in your safe space. You can’t handle the truth. And the truth is we would be speaking German or Japanese if these men hadn’t done their duty!

Anonymous said...

10:13? I am so sick of uneducated comments and disrespect for the men and women who have served this country . Pearl Harbor changed the course of World War II. Yes World War not the slap fight 10:13 has. I think its time we reinstate the draft so these spineless commentators get a taste of reality.

Anonymous said...

It sounds like 10:13am has yet to learn about Pearl Harbor, much less actually observe and remember it! And what does this have to do with Tate?!?! Tate, is that you??

Louis LeFleur said...

Totally baffled by Anon. 10:13's "comments". Apparently there was an honest typo or some such somewhere, since corrected (?). Whatever. I'm guessing he/she is just off their medication.

Anonymous said...

We should all be grateful for our military. My father died last month at age 92. He was only 17 years old when he joined and served in France in WWII under General Bradley. The Germans cut his unit's supply lines so they had to sleep on the ground in the snow with only summer gear and clothing. He suffered severe frostbite on his toes and was always very picky about his shoes, but never complained because so many others with him had their toes and feet amputated due to freezing. All I can say is thank you to our military yesterday and today from the bottom of my heart. I'm remembering Daddy today.

Anonymous said...

It was quite disappointing to see so many U.S. flags around Jackson that had not been lowered to half staff in memory of the brave men and women who were killed in action at Pearl Harbor. Not only private establishments, but state, city and county offices were among the offenders. The same occurred on 9-11. It's great to fly the flag, but it's disgraceful to fly it inappropriately. I called an office at the Hinds County Courthouse and asked why their flag had not been lowered and the idiot on the phone responded, "huh, pearl what?" At least the people at the mayors' and governors' offices were apologetic and thankful for the reminder. We like to say that we remember our fallen heroes, but most really don't.

Anonymous said...

10:37 - Flag protocol does not allow for people to individually decide when to display flags at half mast. Unless ordered by the President of The United States, the US Flag is not flown at half mast on federal property. A governor has certain authority. Beyond that, I guess only YOU have the authority to declare the appropriate display.

Anonymous said...

God Bless our Greatest Generation.

Those of us that are proud to live in the United States of America, will never forget these brave warriors.

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