Remember Pearl Harbor

The Pelosi Oops
December 7, 2011
Pet Peeve #8 — well, o.k., maybe #6
December 7, 2011

Remember Pearl Harbor

On Sunday, December 7, 1941, at 7:55 a.m., the first of 353 Japanese planes dropped their bombs and torpedoes on Pearl Harbor and Hickam Field at O’ahu, Hawaii.  In the end, 240s Americans lost their lives, and an additional 1,282 were wounded.

Eight U.S. Navy battleships were damages—four were sunk.  Three cruisers, three destroyers, a mine-layer and a training ship were also damaged or sunk.

May we, in their memory and in their honor, vow to be always vigilant, never complacent, strong, never weak.  And may we give to our country an equal measure of their sacrifice, even our lives.

God bless the warriors of Pearl Harbor and their families, and God bless the United States of America.

Scott Gosnell founded Pros and Cons in 2003. He also has a day job as a practicing attorney in Birmingham, Alabama, which explains his complete irresponsibility with regards to his blogging schedule. In a former life he worked in several churches as a youth minister, where he was forced to do unspeakable things like chew ABC gum (Already Been Chewed), bob for liver (uncooked), and participate in condiment wrestling. Hey, would you look at that – I guess they are speakable. In addition to the practice of law, Scott is a certified law enforcement officer with the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office and the Alabama Historical Ironworks Commission, and a tactical firearms instructor. Scott and his wife, Donna, have three children, Caleb, Hannah Beth, and Austin. He also has a dog named Sierra and a cell phone named Curtis.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *