Almost 80 years later, there is still a ship at the bottom of the ocean in Hawaii, and it still contains the remains of our heroes who died protecting our country. As the years have gone by, soldiers who served and survived Pearl Harbor request that their ashes be placed in the water over the USS Arizona when their time comes.
One of the things that I love so much about this country is our heroes’ dedication to it. The people of our country believe in it SO MUCH that even when they have died many years later, they still request that they be among their brothers who weren’t able to make it out of the ship on December 7th, 1941.
More than 2400 Americans lost their lives in the attack on Pearl Harbor; it was a relentless ambush that not only was targeting the fleet that was docked in Hawaii but also the men, women, and children who lived there too. They called it “the day that will live in infamy,” but what I believe the most infamous part comes later.
We will always mourn the lives lost that day, but it is important to note that we got right back up after we got punched. America didn’t waste a second; we stood up, gathered ourselves, and prepared to fight back. It wasn’t just about fighting to fight; it was about fighting because America’s FREEDOM was on the line. Our Declaration of Independence from foreign aggressors was threatened, and it was time that we show them how we handle folks that threaten us like that.
On a day like today, let us not forget how fortunate we are to possess the freedoms we have. Let us not forget the infamous response to the evil that attacked us. Let us remember the lost lives and are still lost to this day so that we might live with life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
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