For some reason, this date has been burned into my memory. This is about the only thing I’ve learned in all my history classes. I’m not a real political person. But I do remember this date. If you’ve never visited the memorial, I suggest you go.
Smoke and flame are seen as the magazine explodes on the destroyer USS Shaw during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, in this Dec. 7, 1941, file photo. (AP Photo/File)