Today marks the 70th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.
Here is CBS’s radio broadcast announcing news of the attack.
Here is video of FDR’s famous “day of infamy” speech:
The National Archives has put together this blog post and a video about its Pearl Harbor-related documents and records:
A bit of sad news on this anniversary… According to the New York Times, the Pearl Harbor Survivors Association will disband at the end of the year, faced with the realities of the passage of time and the dwindling health and numbers of its members.
And finally, to end the post on a humorous note, leave it to the fine folks at The Onion: “Kamikaze Swimmers Finally Reach Pearl Harbor.”