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Sunday, December the seventh,
In the year of 1941,
While most of Hawaii still slept, 
Came the planes of the Rising Sun.

Waves of bombers and fighters flew, 
From the decks of the Japanese ships.
While our planes were still on the ground, 
"Banzai" was spoken from their lips.

The winds of war had been blowing 
Across the oceans of our earth,
Though not till Pearl had been bombed, 
Did we realize what freedom’s worth.

Wars are fought and won on two fronts, 
At home and on the battle line.
Both are equally important,
When war consumes our heart and mind.

The attack brought us World War II, 
With death, pain and separation.
All who had served were well aware 
Of their sacrifice for nation.


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