This year marks the 70th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. With all of the attention given to September 11 every year, it's easy to forget that it wasn't the first time we had been attacked. And we aren't the only ones to have to deal with the horror of the war that followed.
Over 1,000 men lost their lives on the USS Arizona, alone. Many of them are still entombed there. I hope we continue to mark the anniversary of the attack as a way to honor those who were killed as well as the entire generation (my grandparent's generation) who served or grew up during WWII.
FDR's Pearl Harbor Address:
Life has put together a collection of rare photos of the aftermath of the attack, which you can see here: