71 Years ago America was attacked at Pearl Harbor by the Japanese.
Dec. 7, 1941, the date of the military strike by Japan on Pearl Harbor, is being remembered today around the nation.
“71 years ago at 0755 HST was the 1st attack on Pearl Harbor. Taking a moment of silence to remember those lost,” reads a recent tweet from the U.S. Navy, which has spurred more than 1,000 retweets and such responses as:
“Never forget. 4 uncles in World War II. I make it a practice to thank veterans, especially ones wearing WWII caps for their service” — Brendan Ben Feeney
In Washington, D.C. and states around the country, flags are being flown at half-staff to remember the more than 2,400 Americans killed and 1,200 injured in the attack.
President Franklin Delano Roosevelt proclaimed the nation’s outrage following the attack, which he called a “date which will live in infamy.” Within an hour, Congress had voted a declaration of war.
What a difference seven decades make.
Today it is the “Fiscal Cliff” which is confronting America and taxing the “Rich.”
How world events have changed…..Tags: Day By Day, Pearl Harbor
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