Pearl Harbor: It’s not OK to forget

I was eight years old when Pearl Harbor was attacked on Dec. 7, 1941. I remember being frightened. I recall discussions about how much of our Navy was destroyed. I knew only a little about what was going on in Europe, of Hitler and his march. FDR declared war on Japan. Men would be drafted. Would my dad go? Who would take care of us, of the farm? The outcome of the war was uncertain. We look back on that time now and can’t imagine that we might have lost. But there was no guarantee. We were not prepared. We did not have great military strength. We were faced with fighting formidable enemies on two fronts half a world apart.

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