I never end ‘lived’ war, but I cry when I watch war movies, realizing that so many soldiers lost their lives and so many of them suffered. We will never know the names of the many who took on missions, knowing They were missions of no return. When I watch movies about Pearl Harbor,I cry the most. Two Thousand Nine Hundred Ninty Six soldiers and civilians–Twenty Four Hundred and Three were military–lost their lives at Peart Harbor. Although the attack on Pearl Harbor had been planned well before the attack, he began soon after negotiations between the U.S. and Japan did not come to a mutual resolution. My understanding of the problem was that Japan had been at war with China for approximately ten years and trying to expand in Indo-China by way of aggression, and the U.S. had given China assistance mainly by cutting off oil to Japan. Japan retailiated by sending 408 aircraft to bomb Pearl Harbor, which took place December 7, 1941 at 7:53 A.M. and lasted about two hours. It is reported that 129 Japanese soldiers lost their live and one was taken prisoner. The attack on Pearl Harbor is a day that is a day of infamy to be remembered but ALL the killings and ravages of war in the world should be remembered. I cried also when I watched the nuclear bombing of Heirosheima. Even though it served to end the war, it, too, devastated so many people–especially people who had no thought or desire to go to war or to be in war. May war always be the last recourse in the world. It is so sad that war is and will be because evil exists and takes many forms. What if Hitler had been allowed to do as he pleased and take over the world. Just imagine how different and how terrible the world would be.
Let us pray for all to follow after God and His way–love–to prevail in our hearts and upon the earth.