Thousands upon thousands of young American men, some still only boys, answered their nations call as war was soon declared against both Japan and Germany, two Axis powers who had joined together to try and change the way of the world. And while it took four long and often frightening years to accomplish their mission, accomplish it they did culminating in the surrender of Germany in May 1945 and the surrender of Japan in August following the explosion of two atomic bombs over Hiroshima and Nagasaki, convincing the Empire of its ultimate vulnerability to a mainland assault.
Sadly, many Americans don't even know the significance of this day as our history books no longer make much note of it. And we so often think of ourselves as being invincible and all powerful, despite the rising storm of tyranny that is growing every day as our military capabilities become more and more constrained. So with that in mind, I hope all Americans will use the memory of what happened on this day in our history to vow to never allow our nation to become less than what she can and should be as the beacon of hope and light for the rest of the world. As recent history has so often shown, only a strong and vigilant American can truly keep tyranny in check. With the grace of God and His guiding hand, let's pray that we maintain that capability always.
God bless America.