The USS Utah!
There are a few on here that can remember Dec. 7th 1941. I was too young being two years old. But my mama remembered it. She told me of the attack when I was 4 or 5. Why my brothers has left home to go fight a war. Jr.the youngest of my brothers was a gunner on a Destroyer Escort in the Pacific.
The BIG WAR is nearly forgotten by the younger generation. But it was a time of National Unity. There was some small factions against the war, but as a whole the nation felt violated.
Together our nation built ships, tanks,planes subs all machinery of War. Amazing how fast we reacted.
It was a time of giving, the men who gave their lives and limbs to protect what we held dear, FREEDOM.
I was always proud of my brothers, uncles, cousins and acquaintances that served and fought.
It was a time of extreme giving by the Citizens here at home. I can even remember rationing. Tires were hard to get for cars, Sugar was dear, coffee was also dear. Hog fat was collected for the war effort. Evidently it has something to do with explosives. Clothes were cut short because of our textile plants were making uniforms, blankets, parachutes, shoes, boots etc, for the troops.
So today, we ‘REMEMBER PEARL HARBOR’. Sherry and I made a pilgrimage to the Arizona Memorial at Pearl harbor, it was a solemn occasion. Realizing just below us were many of the 1300 men who were killed when she sank to the bottom.
Never forget, PEARL HARBOR.
Thanks for coming this way.