I make sure I remember to honor all the Men and Women who died serving this country on December 7th, 1941. Thank you all for your sacrifice. I don't take it for granted.
Yet we can't forget that we weren't unprepared, just deceived.
"Roosevelt sacrificed over 2400 American Seamen’s lives, thanks to his power as Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces. By over-looking the obvious facts of an attack by Japan on Pearl Harbor, Roosevelt was able to control both the political and economic systems of the United States. Most of American society before the Pearl Harbor bombing believed in the idea of isolationism." http://www.lewrockwell.com/orig2/denson8.html
"Roosevelt deliberately provoked the attack and that he and his key military and administrative advisers clearly knew, well in advance, that the Japanese were going to attack both Pearl Harbor and the Philippines. Roosevelt wanted to get into the European War but he had been unsuccessful in provoking Germany; therefore, he considered the sacrifice of Pearl Harbor and the Philippines as the best way to get into the European War through the back door of Japan." http://www.apfn.org/apfn/pearl_harbor.htm