VIA| 102-year old U.S. Navy Vet Jim Downing says he still remembers the Pearl Harbor attack as if it were just last week—and it was 74 years ago today.
That next day, President Roosevelt addressed the country and war was declared on Japan.
We knew who the enemy was and fought until victory was achieved. The enemy today are Islamic jihadists who follow the teachings of the Koran and are bent on establishing a global caliphate.
They would like to kill all who do not follow the god if Islam. Jim Downing’s advice?
HE SAID, “WEAKNESS INVITES AGGRESSION. REMEMBER PEARL HARBOR. KEEP AMERICA STRONG.”
Thank you Jim and all those who have sacrificed to protect our freedoms through the years and the men and women who are serving today. We thank God for you and are praying for you!
Downing had originally joined the U.S. Navy in 1932, leaving his small hometown, Oak Grove, Missouri, at the age of 19. He was then assigned to the USS West Virginia as a gunner’s mate first class and a postmaster. From 1952 to 1955, Downing went on to serve as the commanding officer of the USS Patapsco in the Korean War. During that time he was exposed to 20,000 times the maximum recommended lifetime dosage of radiation from the “H” bomb testing in Bikini Atoll.
After 24 years of serving in the Navy, Downing decided to work with The Navigators, a worldwide Christian ministry. He had seven children with his late wife, Morena, who he had been married to for 68 years.