On this day in 1941 the Japanese Empire attacked the US military installations at Pearl Harbor.
The planning for this attack began months before in early 1941. In two waves of attacks, planes from the Japanese Imperial fleet sank the backbone of the US Pacific fleet, destroyed almost 200 aircraft and killed over 2400 Americans.
We should never forget this attack or the lives lost. It should serve as an eternal reminder that vigilance is the price of preventing such attacks in the future and the cost of ensuring our freedom.
Lord have mercy on the souls of those lost that day and their families. Have mercy on the thousands who died to fight against the evil of the day. May we never forget their sacrifice or give up fighting evil wherever it exists.