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Remembering Our Bravest Lost at Pearl Harbor


Wednesday marks the 75th anniversary of Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor. The battleship USS Arizona, all these years later, remains a watery grave on the sea floor for 1,177 officers and crewmen who perished during the attack; their bodies were never recovered.

On Sunday, Dec. 7, 1941, President Franklin D. Roosevelt was working on his stamp collection in his private study in the White House. It was 1:47 p.m. in Washington, D.C.

“The phone rings at this desk — it is the secretary of the Navy on the line,” Herman Eberhardt, curator at the FDR Library in Hyde Park, New York, told CBS News. “He tells the president that the Pearl Harbor naval base is under attack.” – READ MORE

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