Today is a day to remember what was, until Sept. 11, 2001, the worst act of war on American soil in our history. On Dec. 7, 1941, a flotilla of ships from the Japanese Navy initiated an attack on our fleet at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, killing thousands and wrecking destruction on our Pacific Fleet. It was, as FDR would later frame it, a "day that will live in infamy."
In the wake of the attack, no newspaper spent inordinate amounts of ink reflecting on why the Japanese attacked. No portion of our nation painted America as somehow responsible for the attack. Michael Moore of the day did not take out a full page ad asking our President to stay out of the war. George Soros did not create a network of front organizations to speak out against taking any action. FDR, who was still actually presiding over an economy in the grip of the Great Depression, did not respond by putting a time limitation on our involvement in the war because we needed to have more domestic spending. It was a different era - one before the toxins of the post modern left took full root in our society. You can read FDR's speech putting our nation on a war footing here.
And as to the men and women who died at the hands of Japan's Imperial Navy on that day of 7 December 1941, we remember your loss. It was not in vain.