Monday, December 7, 2009

Sixty-Eight years ago.....



Sixty-eight years ago on a beautiful Sunday morning in Hawaii the sky erupted with the sound of aircraft flying overhead.  The Attack on Pearl Harbor had begun.  The attack sank four U.S. Navy battleships (two of which were raised and returned to service later in the war) and damaged four more. The Japanese also sank or damaged three cruisers, three destroyers, and one minelayer, destroyed 188 aircraft, and caused personnel losses of 2,402 killed, and 1,282 wounded.

Our freedom is not free, and all those killed were a bit of that price paid to remain this way.  Let us show our gratitude to all of our service men and women, thanking them for their price that they pay to keep our country free.

In Christ,
~Bethany~

5 comments:

Jenna said...

Freedom isn't free...and I am SO very thankful to the lives that sacrificed themselves so that we could keep our freedom.

Great post, Bethany~

The Myers Family said...

Interesting...I really didn't know all the stats at Pearl Harbor. Thanks for the needed reminder. Our armed forces need prayer daily for what they do for us.

Thanks!

The Myers'~

Adam said...

Your right Freedom is not Free.

I went to the Wings over Houston airshow and every year they do
The Attack on Pearl Harbor renacment, while they where flying planes over and the guy was talking about that day December 7, 1941 I got this lump in my throught thinking of men and women that died that day.....

To our men and women in unform past present and furture
Thank You and God Bless You

Great post, Bethany

Signed a Brother in Christ

Adam

P.S Ive got some pictures of the airshow renacment. On my picture blog>http://myfathersworld22.blogspot.com/

Kelsey Anne Hoppman said...

Just so you know Bethany, I've tagged you on my blog!

Kelsey

Joshua said...

That day was horrific for Americans. Pearl Harbor will continue to echo throughout American history for a long time to come. Thanks for the post Bethany.

In Christ,
Joshua :)