A day which will live in infamy
December 7, 1941 – “a day which will live in infamy.” The United States will never forget the catastrophe of Pearl Harbor. An almost precision series of mistakes and miscues resulted in military disaster. Multiple things had to go wrong and did for the surprise to be so complete and the preparation so lacking. Our country and hundreds of thousands of our brave warriors were thrown into World War II. Thousands of our warriors died as the enemies of liberty felt our sting and our resolve.
After the war was won, the world learned another measure of United States exceptionalism – our capacity for mercy and restoration. It was largely the United States that rebuilt Japan and the axis powers of Europe. I thank God for the United States, and so should the world. May God bless us and direct our path in the days and years to come.