“… Yesterday, December 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…”
Franklin D. Roosevelt
On December 7, 1941, hundreds of Japanese fighter pilots set their sights on Pearl Harbor, an American naval base near Honolulu. In just two, more than 2,000 Americans lost their lives, another 1,000 were wounded, and nearly 20 naval vessels and more than 300 airplanes were destroyed. One of the destroyed was the USS Arizona battleship, which was hit by a 1,800-pound bomb, subsequently exploded and sank with 1,000 men trapped inside. (From Susan B. Barnes, Special for USA TODAY).
Let me remember all that past away on this day.
Pearl Harbor is one place that I want to visit.