Posted December 7, 2017 5:30 pm by Comments

By Ammoland Editor Joe Evans

The USS Arizona moored in Pearl Harbor

USA -(Ammoland.com)- Today is the 76th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, the beginning of the United States formal involvement in WWII.

I say formal because we had been helping supply Britain with material and ships through the Lend-Lease program.

President Roosevelt had been preparing for war even though most Americans were against the U.S. entering WWII.

Much of the United States was isolationist, but technology combined with international events was about to change all of that.

I spent much of my youth in the Chatsworth American Legion Hall with my dad and his buddies who were veterans of WWII, but there were some WWI veterans there also. Whether they were in the Pacific Theater or European Theater, it didn’t seem to matter.

They all understood one another and, in many ways, were closer to their fellow veterans than their own families. In those days we didn’t know what PTSD was, but they all had some form of it and dealt with it; most came out alright, largely because of the Legion Hall and the support of each other.

I am sure the same thing happened in American Legion Posts and VFWs all across the United …Read the Rest

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