December 7, 2011 marks the 70th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack. The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 -- "a date which will live in infamy," as FDR famously and rightly called it -- was a defining moment in American and world history. After unleashing a brutally imperialist campaign across much of Asia, the hyper-militarist leaders of Japan effectively declared war on the United States with a lethal early morning raid by hundreds of Japanese fighters and torpedo planes.
I have been to Pearl twice and it is a very somber time looking down on the outline of the ship and the oil liberating to the surface. So sad. This did change the course of the world though. God bless all those involved.