Mulling December 7

Hi All,
One of the many aspects I love about blogging is having the opportunity to experience another place through the eyes, ears and feet of a local without having to leave home. Unfortunately, my travel budget is a bit limited at the moment. This blog posts looks at the Japanese and American experiences of Pearl Harbour through a local’s point of view. If you also like dog stories, you’ll also enjoy Max’s stories. I really love this blog and share it with my kids. xx Rowena

WITHIN THE K STREETS

“A date that will live in infamy.”

That was President Franklin D. Roosevelt describing December 7, 1941 the date when Japan attacked the US at Pearl Harbor.

Within an hour of the “Infamy Speech,” Congress passed a formal declaration of war against Japan and officially brought the U.S. into World War II.

In Hawaii we have a very personal connection with Pearl Harbor.

Pearl Harbor layout Pearl Harbor layout

We know the giant Naval Base and its sister airfield Hickam as a New Yorker knows the World Trade Center buildings; we know it as a San Franciscan knows the Golden Gate Bridge. They are part of our daily lives. The warp and woof of life on Oahu .

So December 7th has a special meaning here. There are so many stories about that day. Unbelievable courage. Incredible sacrifice.

For some Americans the story is a binary stage play. US – good; Japan – bad.

That kind of thinking doesn’t recognize the many…

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2 thoughts on “Mulling December 7

  1. roweeee Post author

    Hi Tom,
    You are more than welcome. I love your so-called silly dog blog. You provide a great insight into real life in Hawaii and I really feel like I’m walking in your shoes and checking things out and getting some insight to the place beyond the tourist traps.
    I have German heritage and my Grandfather was a Lutheran Church pastor during WWII. Some of his Church members were interred here and they were keeping an eye on him too, even though he was 3rd generation Australian. His family had come out as early as 1838.
    Hope you are having a great day. xx Rowena

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