A reflection of Pearl Harbor Day, Dec 7, 1941, when Japanese planes attacked the United States Naval Base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii Territory, killing or wounding more than 3,500 Americans on that solemn day. The U.S.S. Arizona was completely destroyed, and the U.S.S. Oklahoma capsized. The United States was a neutral country at the time; the attack led to its formal entry into World War II the next day.
As well as Kristallnacht, or the Night of Broken Glass, was a pogrom against Jews carried out by the Nazi Party’s Sturmabteilung paramilitary and Schutzstaffel paramilitary forces on 9–10 November 1938. The German authorities looked on without intervening. The name Kristallnacht (literally ‘Crystal Night’) comes from the shards of broken glass that littered the streets after the windows of Jewish-owned stores, buildings and synagogues were smashed.
And 9/11, a series of four coordinated suicide terrorist attacks carried out by the Islamist terrorist organization al-Qaeda against the United States on the morning of Tuesday, September 11, 2001. That morning, nineteen terrorists hijacked four commercial airliners. The hijackers crashed the first two planes into the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York City and the third plane into the Pentagon (the headquarters of the United States military) in Arlington County, Virginia. The fourth plane was intended to hit a federal government building in Washington, D.C., but crashed in a field following a passenger revolt. The attacks killed nearly 3,000 people and instigated the war on terror.
Three of the worst days in history, reminding people that things can change overnight, even in the free world.
“Not a Real Enemy: The True Story of a Hungarian Jewish Man’s Fight for Freedom,” exemplary to that effect, is available on Amazon & Barnes & Noble!
Donating 10% of author proceeds to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, D.C.! Never forget. Never again