Wednesday, December 7, 2011

"A date which will live in infamy"

Photo: By sarhaynes

Today marks the 70th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, which lead to our military involvement in World War II. Well over 2000 Americans were killed on December 7th, 1941, and many hundreds more were injured.

There are many sources of commemoration and education about this tragic event, its effects, and to honor those who were there.

The Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum has resources available for the anniversary on their website, including audio of President Roosevelt's Day of Infamy speech:

The National Park Service, which is responsible for the Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor, also has information available on their website:

The Library of Congress's After the Day of Infamy collection is available as part of the American Memory project. A collection of "Man-on-the-street" interviews that capture the reactions of average Americans to the attack on Pearl Harbor:

Carnegie-Stout has several books and DVDs, both historical and fictional, about the attack on Pearl Harbor. A selection of these titles can be previewed by following this link:

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