December 7, 1941: Pearl Harbor Day "A Day That Will Live in Infamy"
December 7, 1941 had been dubbed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt as "a day that will live in infamy." Sixty-nine years ago today, the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, killing over 2,400 in the wake of the surprise attack, marking the beginning of World War II. According to The Associated Press, today the remaining survivors of the attack will gather at the base in remembrance of those who lost their lives.
Distance isn't a factor when it comes to participating in the ceremony. AP reported that around one hundred survivors have traveled from all over the country to remember December 7, 1941.
The USS Arizona sank in the attack. Appropriately, the event is being held across the harbor from the USS Arizona, "where the remains of nearly 1,000 sailors and Marines are still entombed," AP reported.
Do you know anyone who experienced the events of December 7, 1941 at Pearl Harbor?