The Greatest Disaster in Recorded Time Happened in Japan
A number of years ago, the terrible earthquake that shook Japan was called “the greatest disaster in recorded time.” Every building in Yokohama was destroyed; three-fourths of Tokyo burned. Nearly three hundred thousand were dead, and two-and-a-half million were lost and homeless. Death, disease, and despair reigned throughout the island empire. Then help came from America. Food, clothes, medical supplies, and volunteer workers were sent to Japan by the shipload. Ten million dollars were collected from the people of the United States for suffering Japan. The Japanese, in gratitude, said, “We will never forget.” But Japan did forget. On December 7, 1941, Japanese airplanes poured death and destruction on Pearl Harbor, saying that America would be brought to her knees begging for mercy. (Moody Monthly).