The Forties is not merely a decade, but a decade of massive changes that would influence the world for the next fifty years. The great generation. Events such as WWII battles, American industry leads the way, radio reigns, women take the mens place on the assembly lines, swing music, atomic bombs, postwar housing, baby boom, an American new role in the world.
We should never forget the soldiers who protected our country during WWII when our country was attacked by the Japanese on December 7, 1941. Within two hours 18 warships, 188 aircraft and 2,403 servicemen were lost. First attack by the "kamilkaze" was 1944 at the Philippines. Atrocious torture was effected by the Japanese on our troops and others. Japan has denied everything. In their history books and in their school books, they have re-written history in an effort to falsely show they were the victims of the War, citing the atomic bombs in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, as proof of their victimization. The Allies had delivered Japan an ultimatum to surrender on 28 July 1945. When this was ignored, the US dropped two atomic bombs on Hiroshima on 6 August and Nagasaki on 9 August 1945 which ended WWII through the Japanese surrendering on September 2, 1945. On average, 6,600 American servicemen died per month during WWII, about 220 a day. By the end of the war, over 40,000 airmen were killed in combat theatres and another 18,000 wounded. Some 12,000 missing men were declared dead, including a number "liberated" by the Soviets but never returned. More than 41,000 were captured, half of the 5,400 held by the Japanese died in captivity, compared with one-tenth in German hands. Total combat casualties were pegged at 121,867. The United States of America will never back down from tyranny and terror.
A 85 year old World War II veteran who dropped out of high school to enlist in the Naval Reserve was awarded an honorary diploma in a surprise ceremony Thill deployed to Hawaii in January, 1941. He was stationed on the destroyer USS Ward and was part of the crew that fired the country's first shots in the war, sinking a Japanese submarine as it tried to enter Pearl Harbor in the early morning on December 7, 1941
Treason: Whoever, owing allegiance to the United States, levies war against them or adheres to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort within the United States or elsewhere, is guilty of treason and shall suffer death, or shall be imprisoned not less than five years and fined under this title but not less than $10,000; and shall be incapable of holding any office under the United States. [United States Code, Title 18, Part 1 Chapter 115, paragraph 2381].
United States Code, Title 36, Chapter 10, Sec. 171, During rendition of the national anthem when the flag is displayed, all present except those in uniform are expected to stand at attention facing the flag with the right hand over the heart.
"There can be no divided allegiance here. Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn't an American at all. We have room for but one flag, the American flag, and this excludes the red flag, which symbolizes all wars against liberty and civilization, just as much as it excludes any foreign flag of a nation to which we are hostile...We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language...and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people."