On this day in 1941, the United States was drawn into World War II with the attack on Pearl Harbor by the Japanese.
Three of my uncles were in the Pacific War. One was a Marine, two were in the Navy. My father's mother, Nana, told a story about having a dream. She saw her son, my uncle, on a ship that was under attack (this was after Pearl Harbor.) She awoke yelling, "JUMP, JUMP!" She found out later he had been on a ship that had been attacked and that he had jumped into the ocean.
He was one of the ones who survived.
The Greatest Generation is growing fewer and fewer in number. Let us not forget those who lived, worked, fought, loved and died through, not only the Great Depression, but also World War II. Certainly they made it possible for me and you to have a very easy life. And I am extremely glad we are at peace with Japan and have come to reap the benefits of their many innovations.
Do you have any family history about World War II?