Today is 07 December 2017……76 years ago the Japanese attack Pear Harbor and landed the US smack dab in the middle of World War Two.
Yes, Irene this is going to be a history lesson…like it or not……
It was whaling, sugar and pineapples that first brought Pearl Harbor to America’s attention.
At the whaling industry’s peak in 1846, nearly 800 whaling vessels made port calls in the Hawaiian Islands, mostly U.S.-flagged ships, according to Navy history and heritage command. The Navy was ordered to send regular patrols around the islands to protect the commercial whaling ships from pirates or rival nations.
The impact on Hawaii, an exotic land where natives farmed and fished for centuries, was dramatic. Ship repair facilities cropped up, and Honolulu and Lahaina became bustling towns catering to hungry, thirsty and sometimes rowdy sailors. Bakeries, laundries, carpenter shops, blacksmiths and boarding houses sprang up overnight, according to a Navy history command account of those years.
Take a few moments out of your day to remember all those that fought and died for this country……they will forever br “The Greatest Generation”.