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Monday, December 7, 2015

A date which will live in infamy

That's what President Franklin Roosevelt dubbed Dec. 7, 1941, the day the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor and dragged the U.S. into World War II. Of course, if you refer to Dec. 7 as "a date which will live in infamy" to a millennial, you are likely to receive one of two responses: 1) "What date is that?" or b) "What's infamy?"

Anyway, today is the 74th anniversary of the attack, which left 2,400 soldiers, sailors, Marines and civilians dead and the Pacific fleet in shambles. They live on only in the collective memory of the nation -- or they should.

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