Pearl Harbor Day

ABOUT PEARL HARBOR

USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, the underwater tomb for 1,177 Sailors and Marines

The following day, President Franklin D. Roosevelt asked the Congress for a Declaration of War in his famous “Day of Infamy” speech. This is a link to that speech and a photo of the Congress in session that day.

The Pearl Harbor survivors have an organization that will soon cease to exist. There can be no new memberships. The remaining members are in their 80’s and 90’s. This year, 2018, marks the 76th anniversary of the attack. The members of the Pearl Harbor Survivors Association, as they are known, used to travel to Hawaii every five years to commemorate the event. After the 2006 meeting they pretty much agreed that they would not plan on a meeting in 2011.

We respect, honor, and admire these survivors on the anniversary of the most horrific day in each of their lives.

There are two events in American History that shaped what Tom Brokaw has dubbed “the Greatest Generation”: The Great Depression and World War Two.

I have to add my Friend Travis’s posting about Pearl Harbor as well. 

Pearl Harbor – Dec. 7, 1941 – The only color film of the attack

Underneath the U.S.S Arizona
America Declares War on Japan – President Roosevelt Speech

Pearl Harbor: The Road to Infamy

 

 

 

Pearl Harbor: The Day of Infamy, and After

 

3 Comments on “Pearl Harbor Day

  1. I was in Hawai'i almost 30 years ago and visited Pearl Harbor. It's a pretty solemn place. A lot of Japanese visit there (but then, there are thousands of Japanese tourists in Hawai'i at any given time).

  2. John Holton,I wish I could go even if it using the comput to actuall see it.not just photos 🎄🎄🎄 🙂 :-h d-)messymimi,I hope so as well,there are only 5 remaining survivors of the USS Arizona,and due to health issues none were able to go to this years memorial.

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