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Wednesday, December 07, 2005

A Date that will live in infamy

Today is the 64th anniversary of the Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor. 2,388 American military and civilian personnel were killed, and 1,178 were wounded. It becomes easier and easier to overlook Pearl Harbor day as the number of living survivors dwindles lower and lower. But we should all take a moment today to apologize to the dead for our nation's oversight and to thank the members of our armed services, both those who came home and especially those who did not, for their sacrifices they have made for liberty.

National Geographic has a really spectacular site on Pearl Harbor with interactive maps, interviews, timelines, etc.

St. Michael the archangel, defend us in battle.

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