Seventy One Years ago today, Pearl Harbor was attacked by the Japanese Imperial Navy. Four years later, the bulk of the Japanese Imperial Navy was on the bottom of the ocean and Japan lay in ruins.
May we never forget the men and women who died in the attack on Pearl Harbor, and may we never forget to honor those who answered the call to go to war in the aftermath. We owe them a debt that can never be repaid, we can only be grateful for their sacrifice and remember them for as long as our civilization lasts.
I have embedded some audio from that day to give you a flavor of how the news broke back then.
Live report from KGU Radio in Honolulu
Pearl Harbor Attack Announcement
Here is a more complete playlist of audio from that day, and includes the actual moment the news was broadcast by breaking into programming that was occuring at the time:
And now, here are some videos that are representative of the attack and the response to the attack on Pearl Harbor:
A Hollywood recreation from the 2001 film "Pearl Harbor"