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A Date Which Will Live in Infamy

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Seventy years ago today, the Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor Naval Base brought the U.S. into World War II. Franklin Roosevelt announced a declaration of war on Japan the next day. Wired has a synopsis of what happened. Link

Today, about 120 survivors of that attack have returned to Pearl Harbor in Hawaii for a commemoration service, including a moment of silence at 7:55AM local time. In previous years, thousands of veterans attended such events. Fewer veterans remain each year, and age has caused many to forgo the trip. Link

You can also read more about the attack on Pearl Harbor in the Neatorama archives:

The Truth About Pearl Harbor

Dustbin of History: The Pearl Harbor Spy

The Pearl Harbor Spy, Part II

Doolittle's Raid

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I wonder how many veterans there are still alive from Hiroshima or Nagasaki? Just sayin. I have no sympathy for military targets being attacked by a foreign power, they knew what they were getting themselves into, civilians are another matter.
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