Honolulu after Pearl Harbor: A report published for the first time, 71 years later – The Washington Post:
At the ofﬁce there were frantic calls from all sorts of women — housewives, stenographers, debutantes — wanting to know what they could do during the day, when husbands and brothers were away and there was nothing left but to listen to the radio and imagine that all hell had broken out on another part of the island.
It was then that I realized how important women can be in a war-torn world.
There is a job for every woman in Hawaii to do.
I discovered that when I visited the Red Cross centers, canteens, evacuee districts, the motor corps headquarters.
There is great organization in Honolulu, mapped out thoughtfully and competently by women who have had experience in World War I, who have looked ahead and foreseen the carnage of the past seven days and planned.
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Americans at their best.
One of the incalculable elements of greatness is opportunity. Sadly, that generation had enormous opportunity. To their enduring credit, they did an incredible job with the challenges they faced.
Brokaw says the Greatest Generation. although hard to argue with, the Revolutionary war folks, particularly the founders were right there. Amazing courage and fortitude.