Semper Memento

“December seventh, 1941, a date which will live in infamy”.

  — Franklin D. Roosevelt
President of the United States, 8 December 1941

Seven December 1941: 

This is the date of the despicable and costly attack– by a nation with whom the U.S. officially was at peace, Imperial Japan– on the
U.S. Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

And yet– in fewer than six months– U.S. forces permanently snatched the initiative and tide of victory from the forces of Imperial Japan, at the Battle of Midway.

Imperialists, terrorists, all aggressors, be warned:  you shall fail.


photo courtesy U.S. Navy


U.S.S. Shaw (DD-373) entering Rio de Janeiro harbor 1 September 1938, her first year of operations. Photo per Fair-Use Doctrine.