Many of our fathers, grandfathers and great-grandfathers took one step forward in the 1940′s to become a part of what is now known as the Greatest Generation. The enemy attacked the American way of life at Pearl Harbor. A tiny, more or less unknown island in the Pacific Ocean. Most were unaware that Hawaii was a US Territory. But when the Japanese bombs fell, our way of life was under attack. The US declared war on Japan, and Germany responded (under the Tripartite Pact) by declaring war on the United States.