Today is Pearl Harbor Day.
I was 14 years old. My older brother said to me: “The Japs bombed Pearl Harbor,” To which I replied “Where’s Pearl Harbor?” We heard all about it on the radio. There was no TV then. I remember the family gathering around the radio to hear President Roosevelt deliver his famous “A day that will live in infamy” speech. My brother later joined the Marines and served mostly aboard ship in the Pacific. He came home safely after the war.
About a week or so later we could see films about it on news reels at the local movie houses.
(I originally posted this one year ago)