Thursday, December 7, 2017

December 7th - Remember Pearl Harbor

"Yesterday, 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."

~ FDR, 8 December 19471

Entire speech 

A horrible day in American history. But let's remember that the Japanese commanders weren't as smart or courageous as they thought they were. They left the oil supply intact, which, if they'd destroyed that, would have crippled the U.S. Navy for much longer. We certainly would not have been able to fight the Battle of Midway.

Here are some newspaper headlines about the attack on Pearl Harbor.