Japan, with the aid of her Axis partners, has
struck a severe, ruthless, cowardly punch below our belt; but we’re
not going to yell foul to the world; instead, we’ll strike back with
all our resourceful strength until she is floored for the ten-count.
We must accept this uninvited challenge as a whole nation without
hesitation and must bury the grievances among ourselves to unite for
a common aim - victory over totalitarianism. To accomplish this we
must make extreme sacrifices - a temporary privation we should say.
It won’t be a sacrifice at
all, as the President has said, because it would be an honor and a
privilege for each loyal American to contribute to our sacred cause.
Some day we’ll be rewarded with a brighter flame to our torch of
We must win this war for the
freedom of the entire world; for all free people depend on us. And
we will win it, for the rising sun of totalitarianism will be forced
to set by the acts of justice and righteousness. Until then we must,
with the spirit of our forefathers, by our determination to preserve
our freedom, and with our mighty armed forces, defeat the menace of
the world’s peace.
by George Wong