National Pearl Harbor Rememberance Day

Speakers on for "Battle Hymn of the Republic" now playing

73rd Anniversary - December 7, 2014



Remembering my husband Harvey Chambers who passed away on November 26, 2014. He was a veteran of WWII.
 

Family Visit to the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. - 2006
Daughter Lisa and I took Harvey for a visit to the WWII Memorial

 
December 7, 2013:
Survivors take part in ceremony to remember Pearl Harbor attack -
View article in Las Vegas Review Journal



Remarks in a book by Admiral Chester Nimitz - "Reflections on Pearl Harbor."  

Roosevelt made Nimitz the Commander of the Pacific Fleet immediately upon learning of the attack. Nimitz got the word while he was attending a concert in Washington DC. 

Nimitz arrived in Hawaii on December 24th.  On Christmas day he toured the destruction.  When asked by seaman what he thought of the destruction visited by the Japanese, Nimitz said that “The Japanese three of the biggest mistakes an attack force could ever make or God was taking care of America,” and asked “Which do you think it was?"  The seaman asked for an explanation .. and here’s what he heard from Nimitz:

“Mistake number one: the Japanese attacked on Sunday morning. Nine out of every ten crewmen of those ships were ashore on leave. If those same ships had been lured to sea and been sunk--we would have lost 38,000 men instead of 3,800."

“Mistake number two: when the Japanese saw all those battleships lined in a row, they got so carried away sinking those battleships, they never once bombed our dry docks opposite those ships. If they had destroyed our dry docks, we would have had to tow every one of those ships to America to be repaired. As it is now, the ships are in shallow water and can be raised. One tug can pull them over to the dry docks, and we can have them repaired and at sea by the time we could have towed them to America. And I already have crews ashore anxious to man those ships."

Mistake number three: every drop of fuel in the Pacific theater of war is in top of the ground storage tanks five miles away over that hill. One attack plane could have strafed those tanks and destroyed our fuel supply. That's why I say the Japanese made three of the biggest mistakes an attack force could make or God was taking care of America.”

Do we have leaders, military or civilian, like this around today?  We can only hope.


 


 


Posts from previous years
 

 

 

 


 


Click above video to view Day in Infamy Speech and Remember Pearl Harbor Song. This is a song written in 1942. It was when Americans were still angry at Japan because of Pearl Harbor. Please do not take offense at the words.. Just disregard what is offensive. Remember the time it was made. I just want people to "Remember Pearl Harbor. "
 


December 7 -- 67th Anniversary 2008 -- Don't know if our current President will remember this day or not.


National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

Pearl Harbored remembered by President
  George W. Bush

 

Pearl Harbor Remembered  - Lest we Forget

 

 

 
 



USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor


 

 

 



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