Did you know that Pearl Harbor Day is December 7th? It's been over seventy years since it happened and there aren't that many people left around that remember this day "that will live in infamy." It was a terrible event in American history and many have been comparing Pearl Harbor to 9/11. People, for years after, would ask, "Do you remember where you were when you heard about Pearl Harbor?" Since most of us were not around, here is a list of five things you should remember about the heroes who fought that day and comparing Pearl Harbor to 9/11.
While the war with Iraq came to a close, the chapter on these men’s lives also ended. They were the men of World War Two and even World War One. These men were amongst the young men who answered America’s call in a much more innocent time and it is important that we do not forget them. They come from many different branches of the service and were part of some of the greatest battles of the wars. One of them is a Congressional Medal of Honor winner and one of them should be. You've seen their lives immortalized in film and can read about them in books. Here is a tribute to those heroes of the 20th century.
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Every day, we lose another World War Two (or One) veteran that helped to make make sure we enjoy our freedoms. These heroes made sacrifices that most of us cannot even begin to imagine. They gave up normalcy in their lives to pick up a gun and fight so others may live better. The men and women in the service are all heroes. The people on this list each served in the service - not all from the United States - but were heroes in their own right. Thanks to all of our soldiers, this year, living and dead, for their bravery and courage. Read more...
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He said that she said that the other guy said...and so on. You know how it goes. By the time a story is retold over and over again, it isn't even the same story. Well, that's miscommunication. It has caused some serious problems throughout history, as noted in the five stories below. A lot of people have given up there lives over a simple misunderstanding. Here are five of the worst! Read more...
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