“December 7, 1941 is a day that will live in infamy”


THUNDER BAY – “December 7, 1941 is a day that will live in infamy”, declared President Franklin Delanor Roovevelt. On this day in 1941 forces of the Empire of Japan attacked Pearl Harbour. The site www.pearlharbourday.org states, “The December 7, 1941 Japanese raid on Pearl Harbor was one of the great defining moments in history. A single carefully planned and well executed surprise attack that removed the United States Navy’s battleship force as a possible threat to the Japanese Empire’s southward expansion. America, unprepared and now considerably weakened, was abruptly brought into the Second World War as a full combatant.”

The battle brought the United States into World War 2, and a few days later with the declaration of war by Nazi leader Adolf Hitler on the Americans, the reality is that this attack was likely one of the turning points in history.