Dec 7, 2010

69th anniversary of attack on Pearl Harbor

"A day that will live in infamy" - F.D.R.

One survivor of the devastating Pearl Harbor attack 69 years ago said, “Remember the people who gave their lives. They say we are heroes, but we are not. We are survivors. The heroes are still out there.”

The photo above was widely publicized in the United States during World War II and was used to help sell War Bonds. It shows the sinking of the battleship USS West Virginia.

Sailors in the motor launch in the foreground are looking for survivors in the water near the USS West Virginia.

This photo shows the battleship USS California sinking.