Tag: World War II

It felt like I needed to write something

Yesterday was the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Armistice ending World War I. The “war to end wars.” While I’ve not been writing here much lately, it just didn’t seem right to let the occasion pass without recognizing the day. The flag in the picture flew over the U.S. Capitol in honor of …

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There’s no easy answer

  On this date in 1941 the Imperial Japanese Navy carried out a surprise attack on United States forces in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, drawing the U.S. into World War II. President Roosevelt called it a “day that will live in infamy.” Shortly after the attack, Roosevelt ordered the incarceration of Japanese Americans. Some 120,000 people …

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