Daily Archives: December 7, 2005

A Date Which Will Live In Infamy

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Today the battle-scarred, submerged remains of the battleship USS Arizona rest on the silt of Pearl Harbor, just as they settled on December 7, 1941. The ship was one of many casualties from the deadly attack by the Japanese on a quiet Sunday that President Franklin Roosevelt called “a date which will live in infamy.” The Arizona‘s burning bridge and listing mast and superstructure were photographed in the aftermath of the Japanese attack, and news of her sinking was emblazoned on the front page of newspapers across the land. The photograph symbolized the destruction of the United States Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor and the start of a war that was to take many thousands of American lives. Indelibly impressed into the national memory, the image could be recalled by most Americans when they heard the battle cry, “Remember Pearl Harbor.”

Read more at the National Park Service USS Arizona Site. This quote was from the Education Programs link.

Michelle Malkin and La Shawn Barber have excellent roundups.

Welcome visitors from Classical Values and Scared Monkeys! We will not forget.