The second world war has begun.
For a while I actually thought that the United States of America could stay out of another European war, but I was proven wrong.
Eight days ago Pearl Harbor was under attack. About 2,729 were killed during the Japanese attack. The next day USA declared war against Japan.
The 11th of December Germany and Italy declared war against USA, and in response USA declared war against Germany and Italy. Cuba, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and the Dominican Republic also declared war against Germany and Italy. The next day USA declared war against Hungary, Romania and Bulgaria after receiving their declarations of war against the US.
My friend, Sam, was called in for mobilization of the US army. He is only 18. This happened the day after the attack on Pearl Harbor. Alexander, who used to live near our house, also got called in for mobilization. He is 23. I’m being called in for mobilization in a couple of days too. It’ll happen at any time soon. Amber offered Kyle to go live with them in Lincoln while I’m gone, but he refused to. And he is very stubborn. He misses father, he could never leave the workshop nor the house. I just hope the social services won’t take him when I leave for war. I have a lot of things to do before I leave. For instance I haven’t told Emily that I can’t marry her, even though I want to. I want to feel like there’s a reason for me to come back home. But she might not wait for me. Emily told me that she wants to help out on the war fields. Her cousin gave her that idea. Her cousin said that she will take over her husbands farm and continue farming so that the brave soldiers will have food to eat when they’re out in war. So now suddenly Emily wants to be a nurse. That’s why I haven’t spoken to her yet, I’m kind of confused. And I haven’t really made up my mind. I’m not even sure I want to. But I’m short on time, so the talk has to happen soon. Perhaps tomorrow. I really don’t know what’s going on. I’m such a nervous wreck. My pen pal in Germany wrote me that his brother died in the war so now he has been sent out. Since his parents are English you might think that he’s fighting for England, or because of the fact that he was born in Frankfurt you might think that he fights for Germany. But no, he only fights for himself. He wrote that he doesn’t know who’s side he’s on right now, or which country he’s in. In the beginning he was with a German group, but he quickly got lost. The Germans thought that he had died and didn’t care. But really he’s just with an English group who’ve also gotten lost out in the chaos. Therefore I just really don’t want to go to war. I’ll be all alone with a bunch of strangers with bombs falling down everywhere. I don’t want to die, not only for my own sake, but for Kyle’s as well. And how would mother feel if I died, she would only get worse. But I guess I have to man up. Who knows, I might just meet Sam or Alexander out there. Fighting for everything that’s worth fighting for. Fighting for peace. Killing for peace. Isn’t it ironic?