Day Of Infamy

Ken Tucci

Dec. 7, 1941 is supposed to be a date which will live in infamy.   How come it has not been mentioned once, and it’s not in the newspapers? – Kristine, Medford

I’m hoping someone will mention that today is Pearl Harbor Day.    Jan, Abington

“…December 7th, 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.”  So began Pres. Franklin D. Roosevelt’s address to Congress and the nation, about the Japanese attack on American forces at Pearl Harbor, which brought the United States into World War II.

You can read and hear FDR’s stirring speech here.

The surprise attack was devastating.  The death toll was 2402, including 57 civilians.  Another 1282 people were wounded.  More than a thousand U.S. sailors died when the USS Arizona was sunk.  Twenty one of the 96 ships anchored were sunk.  Nearly 200 planes were destroyed.

An interesting website called has accounts of the attack from the American perspective and from that of the Japanese.

The attack was not only a life changing event for Americans, but a world changing event as well.  With America’s entry into the war, the balance shifted, leading to eventual victory due to the sacrifice of so many.  Today is a day to remember.

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  • robert

    do you suppose that is because our current DAY of infamy is the Obama regime??

  • taxedout

    Think most people now are interested in More important things…Things like who won on Dancing with the Stars, and lady GaGa’s view on the Time space continuim!!!

    • Xyzzyguy

      You’re correct. People under the age of 40 appear to be pretty shallow and one-dimension, which is precisely how the media wants them to be. Simply sheep to be shorn!

  • emom

    No most people are to darn worried about their own current finacial affairs to worry about something that happened in americas past,,, I will admit I worry about my families future over what happened before I was even born… Sorry , but times have taken a drastic change and priorties are more important these days,,, OH AND WHEN THE HECK WE WILL GET RELIEF FROM ALL THESE DAMN TAX HIKES TOO.

  • cynic

    People have a very short attention span. Pearl Harbor happened,These men Died during my liftime.. I will never forget. I was only 3 years and 9 months old but I remember my Fathers voice when he ssaid “They Bombed Pearl Harbor” like it was yesterday.

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