This post is to honor those lost in the attack on Pearl Harbor as well as a very brave high school principal in Kingston, Tennessee.
71 years ago the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor!
Most of you have no idea about this…however, it was the first time that our country was ever attacked. The second time was 9/11/2001.
Thousands of our military were killed on December 7th, 1941 and much of our American fleet of ships were destroyed. The Germans would soon join in with Japan and declare war on the United States.
America declared war on Japan.
I remember the announcement very clearly on that Sunday morning by Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and as a 7-year-old it stunned me to think that our country was at war. The 4 years ahead of this country were incredible in terms of mobilization of our military and our workforce, mostly women, and the men went to war.
We mobilized millions of Americans in the military and civilian fronts…and defeated the Japanese and the Germans, and because of these victories we still have the United States of America as a free country. Were it not for strong, decisive, competent leadership, we would be under the control of the Japanese and the Germans and the Italians. Both the leaders of Japan, Hirohito, and Hitler of German, and Mussolini of Italy wanted to conquer the world, because of their insatiable quest for power. In retrospect, they were not very different from our current leadership. This is why our country and people must be so vigilant to stop narcissistic power grabs by our leadership that appear so similar to that of the dictators of Japan, Germany and Italy.
Regardless of this country’s challenges…we are strong and we need to support those who continue to lead this country….this is why I submit the following story of a very brave man!
Today, I am very pleased to share the all-american feelings and leadership of a high school principal in Tennessee…I hope you will read this message…ti brought me to tears…may we have more Americans that insist upon our freedoms as he does…