Echoes From the Campfire

Praise the Lord and pass the ammunition!”
              –Commander Howell Forgy

    “Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, to which you were also called and have confessed the good confession in the presence of many witnesses.”
              –1 Timothy 6:12 (NKJV)
The word came out loud and clear that morning seventy-nine years ago.


This was an event, a date that will forever change the face and direction of America.  Never again has our military been taken by so much a surprise.  (Note, the attack on 9/11 was on civilian targets).
    When I look around me, I wonder what would happen if it would happen today.  How would America respond?  How would the snowflakes and twinkies react?  Would they say, “not worth it, let the Japanese have the Pacific”?  (Which is what the Japanese, in fact, hoped would happen).  Would there be a resolve to face the foe and vanquish it?  Think of the lives, just American, that were lost in defeating Imperial Japan.  Add to that a few days later, December 11, Germany and Italy declared war on the United States.
    With the attack on Pearl Harbor, the United States was thrust into an already bloody war.  Most likely we would have entered at a later date to aid our allies, but with the dastardly, sneak attack by the Japanese the war came earlier.  It would be a hard, blood-drenched road to victory.  Many lives of young American boys would be lost in the jungles of the Pacific, much blood would soak the beaches of once unknown Pacific islands.  Much was the same in Europe.  Across the heat, and barrenness of the North African desert we would send men to fight and die.  On then, into Italy and finally that momentous day on June 6, 1944, when the beaches of Normandy–all held the same feature:  death, wounds and sacrifice.
    Sacrifice!  It is one of those sublime words.  Words that have rang true and deep throughout the history of this great nation.  Sometimes a tear comes to my eye and I shake my head when I see the moronic view of socialism coming into our country.  An idea that is deadly, and will cost this nation dearly if it decides to go in that direction.
    Sacrifice!  A term that many, if not most, really do not comprehend today.  Oh, we see a photo every now and then about someone who has been killed in Afghanistan or some far off place.  However, when we see the sacrifice of a police officer there is not the clamor of hurrahs and cheers.

         “Yesterday, December 7, 1942–a date which will live in infamy–the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked.”
                   –President Franklin D. Roosevelt (addressing Congress)

But is it fading?  There are those who would whitewash the sacrifice of the red stain left by the blood of thousands.  There are those who would change history.  I like the statement by Lamar Underwood:

         “Pearl Harbor wasn’t just an attack, or a battle.  It was a turning point in history.  From the moment the first Japanese torpedo cut through the water, Japan’s conquest of the Pacific region was doomed; Adolph Hitler’s destruction of civilization was doomed.  The price would be high.  Pearl Harbor was where America began to pay that price.”

    Beware of the fading color of blood.  Beware of becoming cozy with ideas and attitudes that would destroy this nation.  Pray for this country.  May that flag continue to wave over the home of the brave.