Friday, December 07, 2007

Pearl Harbor Remembered

On this day in 1941, the Japanese navy attacked the US fleet at Pearl Harbor.

It was a day that will live in infamy.

Sadly, many of those who lived through, and fought at Pearl Harbor that Sunday morning, are no longer with us. The number of survivors of that day grows smaller by the day, but this year a new memorial to the USS Oklahoma victims will be dedicated. After the Arizona and the loss of 1,177 of the 1,400 sailors and Marines on board when Japanese bombs tore apart the ship's forward magazine, the Oklahoma lost 429 sailors and Marines — the second greatest loss of life among any of the battleships in Pearl Harbor.

Others remembering Pearl Harbor Day: chaoticsynapticactivity, Michelle Malkin, Noblesse Oblige, and SteelJaw Scribe.

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