|USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor|
73 years ago today, our nation was shocked into entering World War II from the attack on Pearl Harbor. We should never forget those who made the ultimate sacrifice that day and during the war. Many left as 17-18 year old boys and came home as changed men forever.
Our country alone lost 413,000 soldiers and civilians. The state of California has over 38 million people. Total deaths throughout the world from the war estimated at almost double this number including soldiers and civilians. Wrapping my head around this type of death toll is impossible. Take a moment today to reflect on those who gave the ultimate sacrifice to save our country and the world from tyranny!