Pearl Habor, December 7th, 1941
This Sunday is the 73rd anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, December 7th, 1941. This is the day President Franklin Roosevelt said would be the day that 'lived in infamy'. It's the date that threw the United States into the World War.
They call those that lined up and volunteered to join the service 'the greatest generation', and they were. Hundred's of thousand's of draft age men (and sometimes younger) lined up to fight for their country.
It is date that will never, nor should it be, forgotten. While the men of that generation went off to war the women stayed home and worked for the war effort putting in tireless hours to build the equipment needed to win the war. There may not have been a time in history when the entire country had one objective in mind, 'win the war'.
Here is a brief documentary about the bombing on Pearl Harbor.