Oversight: Pearl Harbor Day was Dec. 7th

Note: I wrote this the day before Dec. 7th but forgot to publish it. Better late than never! ellensue

Just as 9/11 will be the “Where were you on 9/11?” question for youngsters, or “Where were you when Kennedy was shot?” is the question we always asked one another in 1963, my parents always talked about Pearl harbor as the most significant tragedy of their early days.

It seems so long ago, but I do remember everyone of my parents’ generation talking about it, so it has become part of my personal history, as is the quote by then US President Franklin Roosevelt …”A day that will live in infamy.”

Women’s Voices for Change has an interesting posting for Pearl Harbor Day as part of their Poetry Sunday posting you might like to read. Here’s the link: http://womensvoicesforchange.org/poetry-sunday-pearl-harbor-day.htm.

Here is just one photo from Wikipedia of that dark day in our history:

Attack 0n Pearl Harbor, December 7th, 1941

There is a new movie out called Unbroken, about a former Olympic star who survived being captured during WWII. I read the book by Laurel Hillenbrand, who also wrote Seabiscuit.  Angelina Jolie directed it. The book is the true story of Louie Zamperini’s survival from a Japanese concentration camp and it was a wonderful book, but the movie may be too harsh for me to see. The story is worth reading, though.

2 Responses to “Oversight: Pearl Harbor Day was Dec. 7th”

  1. Paula Says:

    I never forget to remember this first Day of Infamy. I don’t remember the day – too young. I remember
    the air raid drills in Jersey City and the food rationing.

  2. ellen sue spicer Says:

    Me, too! I used to dream that if the Nazis came I would lie down and pretend I was already dead! ellensue

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