This is the 72nd anniversary of the Imperial Japanese Navy's attack on the U.S. Navy's base at Pearl Harbor.
|USS Arizona Memorial, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, 2004|
There were almost 4000 casualties that day, including 1200 dead.
The attack led to a war effort that included 16,000,000 American men and women in uniform. Only 1,200,000 of these veterans survive and they are dying at the rate of 740 a day. Soon, the relics, memorials and ceremony will be all that is left to testify to America's greatest generation at war. If we are to survive, we need to remember them now and in the future for what they did to crush evil in the world.