On December 7, 1941, Japanese planes attacked the United States Naval Base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii Territory, killing more than 2,300 Americans. The U.S.S. Arizona was completely destroyed and the U.S.S. Oklahoma capsized. A total of twelve ships sank or were beached in the attack and nine additional vessels were damaged. More than 160 aircraft were destroyed and more than 150 others damaged.

It’s been 80 years to the day since that attack thrust the United States into World War Two. The long ago admonition to “Never Forget” is preserved, we won’t forget, it’s most certainly “a date that will live in infamy”.

Especially this year when we are still burying our dead…