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Old 12-07-2020, 01:01 PM   #1
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Did we all forget what day it is?
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Old 12-07-2020, 01:20 PM   #2
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"A date which will live in infamy"
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I actually forgot until I saw this post. God bless the greatest generation !

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Old 12-07-2020, 01:29 PM   #4
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I was n Fox lake Ill on that day, I was 8 years old. learned a few new words that day
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Old 12-07-2020, 01:39 PM   #5
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I was in San Francisco being potty trained on that day. ( I was told)
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I wasn't yet born (11/44) but, my best friend was born on that day.

To me, I see it loosing it's importance, in our "modern" society. Sad!
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Old 12-07-2020, 02:54 PM   #7
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Not forgotten here. My navy buddies and I have already talked about it today even though we were not born yet!
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Old 12-07-2020, 03:02 PM   #8
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Mom and dad both served in the Navy during the war, so when it came time for me to serve, I also joined the Navy to see the world.

Thanks for remembering the real reason this day is special.

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Old 12-07-2020, 03:02 PM   #9
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I was thinking about it yesterday and most of today. I was six when all Hell broke loose. I think often about those "Heros" . We have a wonderful museum in Wolfeboro, N.H. Honoring people from that era, Probably find info at, "wright museum" . Never forget !
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Old 12-07-2020, 03:17 PM   #10
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My Dad joined the Navy - assigned to Destroyer USS Barker - then to the brand new Destroyer Escort (DE368) Cecil J Doyle - participated in many actions all across the pacific right to the surrender in Tokyo. You may recall that DE 368 was the first ship to arrive to pick up survivors of the USS Indianapolis disaster.
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Old 12-07-2020, 03:52 PM   #11
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I was born in '53, but all the dads in the neighborhood had served. An amazing generation of people. I got married about 8 years ago in Hawaii, but the wrong island, so I excused myself from the wedding party for a day and flew to the memorial and museum at Pearl. I will never forget it.
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Old 12-07-2020, 03:58 PM   #12
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God bless that generation. Especially the men and women who served. How soon we forget the challenges they faced.
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I used to know a man that survived the USS Indianapolis. He and his brother were both on that ship. His brother didn't survive. From what little he told me it must been pure hell. He passed away several years ago. Hell of a man!
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Old 12-07-2020, 04:33 PM   #14
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I didn't forget! Yes the greatest generation! Thanks Dad!!
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Old 12-07-2020, 05:37 PM   #15
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My father was too old to fight. He was a sheet metal worker, manufacturing bomb casings in San Francisco 7 days a week. Fraser & Johnson had been converted from Heating & Air, which it returned to after the war. My older brother was too young to fight, but had joined the Merchant Marine, serving in the Pacific. Me, I was a Cold War Vet, so my family has nothing but praise and admiration for those who served.
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Old 12-07-2020, 06:26 PM   #16
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Never forget Pearl Harbor, Guadalcanal, Iwo Jima, the Alamo and many others.
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Old 12-07-2020, 06:43 PM   #17
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No, estout81: no one in this household has forgotten, nor will we ever - but thank you pointing this out on the Barn. My Dad served in WWII, Korea and Vietnam. My Uncle, who passed on 30 Aug 20, served in the China-India-Burma Theater....,they returned and quietly helped to built this great country.
Just as an aside, and to vent my anger: my "Statewide Newspaper" which daily blames me for deplorable actions that occurred 250 years ago, had absolutely not one word about Pearl Harbor........The Clarion-Ledger has lost at least one family subscriber, effective today - And I have many friends and family who feel the same...enough rant, but thank you again for posting.......
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Old 12-07-2020, 06:58 PM   #18
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I agree with you Marcus. I cancelled the CL months ago only keeping digital access to check on deaths of friends and acquaintances. But, BUT, I checked Foxnews.com a little while ago and saw nothing of it in there either. They are all too consumed with sucking up to the powers that will be.

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Old 12-07-2020, 07:01 PM   #19
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Marcus,
Same here. Not a word! Can't believe it! That's why I don't subscribe to papers or watch much TV. Oh well, at 79 don't have many more years to worry about it.
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Old 12-07-2020, 07:20 PM   #20
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I've preached 3 funerals in the last months for some of America's greatest. One who fought in Africa, another in New Guinea and the other in Europe. An honor to conduct their funerals and a privilege to have known them.
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