Aftermath: USS West Virginia (severely damaged), USS Tennessee (damaged), and the USS Arizona (sunk).
Photo by Lee Embree 38th Reconnaissance Squadron Courtesy Wikipedia
December 7, 1941
It was a peaceful Sunday. Oahu is a tropical paradise. The Pacific fleet was unprepared for what was to happen that day.
The “Greatest Generation” can all recall where they were when they got the news that Pearl Harbor was bombed. If you know anyone who is old enough to remember this time, ask them about it.
It truly was “a day that will live in infamy” as President Roosevelt said.
I have been to the memorial at Pearl Harbor. It is awesome to think about all the men who died that day. There are men and women who continue to put their lives on the line every day for our freedom. Thank a soldier, a sailor, a marine, an airman or any other service member (the other uniformed services are coast guard and public health service) for their service.