Razumich & Delamater December 2018


FROM THE DESKS OF Razumich & Delamater It’s hard to believe that 2018 is nearly over! It’s been quite the year here at our office. We’ve spent our first full year in our new location, we said goodbye to some team members, and hello to new ones. As I’m writing this, Zac, our new full-time Criminal Intake Specialist, is starting his second week with us, and he seems to be fitting in perfectly. Kat, Amber, and Melissa are all still here and all still doing an amazing job of making sure that your needs are being handled in a fast and courteous manner. Most importantly, we’ve helped another 237 people protect their freedom and their future. That’s what really made this year great for us. Being able to make a difference in that many lives is a powerful feeling. Nobody ever comes to our office happy, but we’re glad that we were able to help. As the holiday season is upon us, we want to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of you who trusted us to guide you through one of the most difficult times in your lives. And from our family to yours, have a merry Christmas and a happy new year.

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“Yesterday, Dec. 7, 1941 — a date which will live in infamy — the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the empire of Japan. […] It will be recorded that the distance of Hawaii from Japan makes it obvious that the attack was deliberately planned many days or even weeks ago. [...] With confidence in our armed forces, with the unbounding determination of our people, we will gain the inevitable triumph — so help us, God. I ask that the Congress declare that, since the unprovoked and dastardly attack by Japan on Sunday, Dec. 7, 1941, a state of war has existed between the United States and the Japanese empire.” –President Franklin D. Roosevelt The attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941 led to the severe destruction of the United States Pacific Fleet, but it lit a flame in the hearts of Americans. The sudden strike by the Japanese forces destroyed 20 American vessels, eight of which were battleships, and over 300 airplanes. Over 2,000 military and civilian American lives were lost, and another 1,000 suffered injuries. The following day, President Roosevelt gave his Pearl Harbor address to the nation, urging Congress to take action and declare war on Japan. This event brought the citizens of America together for the first time since WWII began. It was time to go to war. Although the attack caught America by surprise, the war had seemed unavoidable for some time. In 1937, Japan declared war on China to seize its import market for financial gain and to expand Japan’s territory. The Japanese government had been struggling with economic and social issues, and its leaders sought to solve these problems by taking the land of neighboring countries. In retaliation, America attempted to intimidate Japan by banning further trade with them. Instead, this action only made the Japanese

-John Razumich and Joe Delamater

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