December 7, 1941: A Date which will Live in Infamy

CA1Today is a solemn day in American history. For many of us, it is something we heard told at our grandparents’ and parents’ feet, not fully grasping what it truly meant.

We may have heard the speech, seen the documentaries or a bad Hollywood movie on the event, but we seldom stop to think about what it meant for the psyche of a nation that had largely drawn in on itself.

We were an angry giant, slapped awake, as a Japanese admiral realized, and this date in history became one of the lynchpins on which history turned.

As comic book fans, we are blessed to be possessed of a veritable avatar of this time in history. Steve Rogers, whose origin reminds us every time we pick up one of his books that he represent this spirit of national pride and resistance to tyranny.

On this day, I hope we can all remember the sacrifices made by the generation of heroes who answered the call to sail, march, fly, and fight halfway across the world, not just for revenge, but so that we and our children could live in a world made safe for democracy.

Josh Epstein

Josh Epstein is the Publisher for the Capeless Crusader website. He’s a lifelong comic nerd, and “Superman” is the first word he ever read aloud. He is also an actor, singer, and resident of a real-world Smallville.

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  • Jason Moore

    A very nice article, it’s sad how most of the younger generations has no idea what happened and the significance of this day.

    • I think its our responsibility to correct that.