“Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.” (John 15:13, KJV)
US Marine Nick Popaditch spoke about the exceptionalism that is the trademark of the United States of America, and its military forces of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and Coast Guard; with their members coming from active duty, reserve and national guard men and women who are willing to give up their lives to protect our nation. The speech was given at a Memorial Day observance, but it is quite fitting to be spoken today, on the day that our nation declared its independence from the oppressive government of Great Britain.
Air Raid on Pearl Harbor
On December 7, 1941, Japanese planes attacked the United States Naval Base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii Territory, killing more than 2,300 Americans. The U.S.S. Arizona was completely destroyed and the U.S.S. Oklahoma capsized. A total of twelve ships sank or were beached in the attack and nine additional vessels were damaged. More than 160 aircraft were destroyed and more than 150 others damaged. A hurried dispatch from the ranking United States naval officer in Pearl Harbor, Commander-in-Chief Pacific, to all major navy commands and fleet units provided the first official word of the attack at the ill-prepared Pearl Harbor base. It said simply: AIR RAID ON PEARL HARBOR X THIS IS NOT DRILL.
Click onto the following link to hear U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt as he responded aggressively to our nation about the attack on Pearl Harbor. May our next Commander-In-Chief have the resolve to protect our nation from the enemies of our nation, whether they are “foreign or domestic.”
When our nation was attacked by Japanese forces on December 7, 1941, we entered a war that we had avoided. But, because of our brave and mighty military forces, we saved the world from the forces of oppression of the Axis Powers of Germany, Japan and Italy. If the United States Of America had not entered that war, all who are in the world today would be under the control, primarily of the German Nazi-led government; a nation who murdered more than 6,000,000 innocent Jews of Europe. Much more can be written about the atrocities of the axis powers who killed many innocent free people around the world. So, when you hear somebody talking about the American Flag being a symbol of U.S. oppression, remember the price that was paid by American military members to give such ill-informed people the freedom of expression to say such ignorant things. Be sure to check out the link that tells about the day that many people forget to address. Independence Day fell on July 4th, 1776. We don’t celebrate “The Fourth,” we celebrate “Independence Day.”
AXIS ALLIANCE IN WORLD WAR II
The belligerents during World War II fought as partners in one of two major alliances: the Axis and the Allies. The three principal partners in the Axis alliance were Germany, Italy, and Japan. These three countries recognized German hegemony over most of continental Europe; Italian hegemony over the Mediterranean Sea; and Japanese hegemony over East Asia and the Pacific.
Independence Day of the United States, also referred to as Fourth of July or July Fourth in the U.S., is a federal holiday commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, by the Continental Congress declaring that the thirteen American colonies regarded themselves as a new nation, the United States of America, and no longer part of the British Empire.
Wisdom From Our Founding Fathers On Our 239th Birthday! Click onto the following link.
Wisdom From Our Founding Fathers On Our 239th Birthday!
As we celebrate our nation’s 239th birthday, here are some historical quotes to contemplate from Godly men with good hearts-our founding fathers-who based the U.S. Constitution and our very foundation on biblical principles.
Patrick Henry, Revolutionary General; Legislator; ‘The Voice of Liberty’; Ratifier of the U.S. Constitution; Governor of Virginia.
“The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people, it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government – lest it come to dominate our lives and interests.”
“It is when people forget God that tyrants forge their chains.”
John Quincy Adams, the sixth President of the United States; Diplomat; Secretary of State; U.S. Senator; U.S. Representative; ‘Old Man Eloquent;’ Hell-Hound of Abolition.
“The Declaration of Independence cast off all the shackles of this dependency. The United States of America were no longer Colonies. They were an independent nation of Christians.”
“[T]here was no anarchy. From the day of the Declaration, the people of the North American union, and of its constituent States, were associated bodies of civilized men and Christians in a state of nature, but not of anarchy. They were bound by the laws of God, and by the laws of the Gospel, which they nearly all, acknowledged as the rules of their conduct.”
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