remembering pearl harbor

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On a quiet morning 75 years ago today, Imperial Japanese forces attacked the United States at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. More than 2,400 Americans were killed and 1,100 more wounded. Twenty-one ships of the Pacific Fleet were sunk or damaged, including the USS Arizona. Shocked and angered by the attack, the country joined the Allied forces to fight World War II, inspired by the call of “Remember Pearl Harbor.” A moving reminder of the service and sacrifice of those who fought, the USS Arizona Memorial is jointly administered by the U.S. Navy and the National Park Service. Photos from World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument by National Park Service.

Sentence Meme: 88 Prue Halliwell Quotes

Some will be more easily applicable than others.
SOME WILL CONTAIN TRIGGERS (violence/supernatural references)!!
Feel free to change pronouns/genders at will.

  • Look, I have just found out that I am a witch, that my sisters are witches, and that we have powers that will apparently unleash all forms of evil. Evil that is apparently going to come looking for us.
  • Is that bad luck?
  • No, no, no. It is Phoebe and her new powers.
  • Yeah, I said it to mom and it was the last thing I said to her before she died.
  • Okay, apparently my power isn’t the only one that’s grown.
  • Curse? What curse?
  • And tell them what? That someone broke into our house to try and steal our broomsticks?
  • Ah, probably a zombie or vampire.
  • Couldn’t your people just issue some kind of statement?
  • One killer cocktail literally. A little oleander, some jimsonweed, bloodroot, among other things. Stops the heart immediately.
  • Oh, don’t threaten me.
  • I’m so sorry. I had no idea.
  • No, actually that good. It was… Well, we were naked. But that’s not the point.
  • No, I’m free. I’m not going back.
  • Oh, yeah. You want to have that conversation with him?
  • Yeah, well, what else can we do?
  • Yeah, but there must be some kind of incantation to reverse it.
  • You got one too. Come here.
  • I don’t know. But why should I believe anything that you say? I mean, you don’t even know the difference between what belongs to you and what belongs to, oh, let’s say Macy’s.
  • We are going to be careful, we’re going to be wise, and we’re going to stick together.
  • So, witches forever?
  • I mean, you could always calculate her age by the number of rings on her fingers.
  • Stairs can be sobering.
  • Yeah, well, all demon-hunting and no play has made me a lot less picky. I gotta figure out a way to put some more balance in my life.
  • Your gift. Show him your gift.
  • So we’re actually supposed to believe that you’re Cupid?
  • You’re kind of hard to miss in that outfit.
  • Look, I know that this all sounds incredible, but it doesn’t make it any less true.
  • After everything that I’ve seen in my life, and believe me, I’ve seen a lot of weird stuff, it takes a lot to scare me. But this time, I’m really scared.
  • Um, do you remember Pearl Harbor?
  • No, I’m not okay! You’ve turned me into a witch!
  • I realise that I do want kids. I think that I’d make a great mom.
  • Okay, so that spell switched all of our powers.
  • Same thing that we’ve always done. Borrow each other’s clothes, hog the phone.
  • I don’t know. You know, I’ve been, I’ve been mad at you for so long, ever since mom died, I don’t know how else to be.
  • And that’s for thinking that you wouldn’t get slapped.
  • He was either too stunned to speak or actually believed me on some level. It was the closest that we’ve ever come to having an honest conversation.
  • Oh, the rutabaga!
  • I can’t believe how much hate that took.
  • I’m just following my instincts, and they’ve never led me wrong before, at least not when I was really listening to them.
  • OK, was it a demon?
  • I don’t know, I just felt a chill. [name]? [name], are you there?
  • Okay, how are we doing on that spell?
  • So you can slice off a chunk of demon flesh but you can’t touch a pig’s foot?
  • Alright, here goes. From this moment on your pain is erased, your bad luck as well.
  • I don’t obsess. I think. Intensely.
  • Well, he ran me over.
  • Are you saying that you don’t want to see me anymore?
  • I mean, look, it’s a hassle. It can sometimes screw up our personal lives.
  • Do I have to use my power on you?
  • I can’t just let an innocent man die!
  • Yeah. Yeah, I’ll just run up to the Altar Room, which by the way is right next to the Potions Lab, and I’ll be right back.
  • Okay, you know, for your information, I do not have man troubles. Financial ones, now, yes. But definitely not man troubles.
  • I hit [name] in the chest with an axe and he didn’t even bleed.
  • Hello? Gluttony, table for one.
  • Oh, oh, alright, so, uh, I’m gonna go now and I’ll be downstairs and work all night long and I’ll be really quiet and you won’t have to worry about me.
  • I’m just never sure if it’s better for you to know or not to know.
  • Where do we go from here?
  • I don’t believe this! We’ve been frantic, worried sick about you thinking you’ve been kidnapped.
  • It’s the 21st century. It’s the woman’s job to save the day.
  • By the way, you owe me for a car tow and a tank of gas, you little leech!
  • He’s the demon!
  • Oh, well, I see that you’ve inherited dad’s talent of bailing.
  • They really shouldn’t have given us the finger.
  • Anyone who steals it ends up dead.
  • So I think I’ll call this, “Woman Pretending Not to Look Out the Window”.
  • I’m gonna win this fight and save your ass, that way I can kick it myself later.
  • Okay, now would be a very good time to get angry.
  • It should make for a pretty interesting defence.
  • If I died tonight, my gravestone would read ‘Here lies [name], she worked hard’.
  • I told him the truth.
  • You say that like it’s a bad thing.
  • So this is a pretty interesting band, what’s their name?
  • Okay, I know it sounds crazy but I saw her. It was just like my dream.
  • I’m calling the cops!
  • I am so sick of saving your asses.
  • We weren’t all troublemakers.
  • By the way my dress looks good on you.
  • Are we good or what?
  • No. Actually, it gave me a good feeling.
  • I don’t like them, but I don’t go running through the house naked screaming 'run for your life’ either!
  • What’s the vaccine for? What does it protect against?
  • We are not leaving here without you!
  • And tell them what, that she’s dying of old age at 25?
  • I am so impressed that you can make a protest statement and show cleavage all at the same time.
  • Or maybe she’s out to destroy us. It wouldn’t be the first time.
  • By the looks of the clothes, I’d say we were in the early 1600s.
  • So, do you think the one of the employees might have stolen it?
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In honor of the 75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor, revisit the attack that launched the U.S. into World War II through the experiences of a real survivor—Lt. James Downing, who is the second-oldest known American veteran to have witnessed that day. Experience history like never before with LIFE VR’s Remembering Pearl Harbor.

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These records were salvaged by the Navy off of the battleship USS Arizona after the fires were put out in 1942. Found inside and within the ship’s office, these service booklets were placed in envelopes and sealed to prevent further damage.

If you look closely, you can see scorching from the blast surrounding the areas that contain metal fasteners. As the temperature of the metal was raised, the fasteners burned the paper around them. The cover from this service booklet still shows heat marks and has dirt and debris from that day. In some cases, pebbles and sand have been found within the envelopes containing the booklets. The history contained in these marks and with this debris tells a story to which even words cannot do justice. These records are a testimony to the actions and sacrifice shown that day; may we remember it always.

December 7, 2015.

74 years ago today, on December 7, 1941, the Empire of Japan launched a surprise attack on the United States of America, dragging them into the bloodiest conflict in history.

Today we remember the sacrifices of those that endured the attack and those that perished on a sunny Sunday morning in Hawaii.

Remembering Pearl Harbor

President Franklin D. Roosevelt: Yesterday, December 7, 1941—a date which will live in infamy—the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan.

The United States was at peace with that nation, and, at the solicitation of Japan, was still in conversation with its government and its emperor looking toward the maintenance of peace in the Pacific. Indeed, one hour after Japanese air squadrons had commenced bombing in the American island of Oahu, the Japanese ambassador to the United States and his colleague delivered to our secretary of state a formal reply to a recent American message. While this reply stated that it seemed useless to continue the existing diplomatic negotiations, it contained no threat or hint of war or armed attack.

It will be recorded that the distance of Hawaii from Japan makes it obvious that the attack was deliberately planned many days or even weeks ago. During the intervening time the Japanese government has deliberately sought to deceive the United States by false statements and expressions of hope for continued peace.

The attack yesterday on the Hawaiian Islands has caused severe damage to American naval and military forces. I regret to tell you that very many American lives have been lost. In addition, American ships have been reported torpedoed on the high seas between San Francisco and Honolulu.

Yesterday the Japanese government also launched as attack against Malaya.

Last night Japanese forces attacked Hong Kong.

Last night Japanese forces attacked Guam.

Last night Japanese forces attacked the Philippine Islands.

Last night Japanese forces attacked Wake Island.

And this morning the Japanese attacked Midway Island.

Japan has, therefore, undertaken a surprise offensive extending throughout the Pacific area. The facts of yesterday and today speak for themselves. The people of the United States have already formed their opinions and well understand the implications to the very life and safety of our nation.

As commander in chief of the Army and Navy I have directed that all measures be taken for our defense. But always will our whole nation remember the character of the onslaught against us…

Source: Courtesy of the Franklin D. Roosevelt Library, Hyde Park, New York.

From the staff at Madsweat, take time today to remember the men and woman who gave their lives on this day.