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A date which will live in infamy: Americans pay tribute to fallen and survivors of Pearl Harbor attack


On December 7th, 1941, the Japanese attacked the U.S. Naval base at Pearl Harbor. Over 2,400 Americans lost their lives.

This is how the White House looked on the night of the Pearl Harbor attack.Note the people standing vigil.…

— Michael Beschloss (@BeschlossDC) December 7, 2012

December 7th, 1941. This day will never be forgotten. #pearlharbor #neverforget

— Dylan Van Vranken (@DylanV21) December 7, 2012

Today, 71 years later, Twitterers are honoring the men who died for our country:

May God bless our valiant military members and their families who defended our freedom and nation at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.

— Thaddeus McCotter (@ThadMcCotter) December 7, 2012

Dec 7, 1941: A Day That Will Live In Infamy. God bless the Americans killed & injured at Pearl Harbor. #AlwaysRemember #GreatestGeneration

— Monica Crowley (@MonicaCrowley) December 7, 2012

December 7, 1941. A date which will live in infamy. I cannot say THANK YOU enough to the #GreatestGeneration! My generation, take notes!!

— NCN(@nikkibama) December 7, 2012

Never forget the bravery shown by our nation’s heroes at Pearl Harbor on this day in 1941, and never lose our American strength and pride.

— #RepublicanGirlProbs (@RepubGrlProbs) December 7, 2012

Never forget Pearl Harbor December 7, 1941 – a day which will live in infamy.And as always, thank a veteran!…

— Nicole (@nicoleb977) December 7, 2012

Rest in peace to all those who lost their lives on this day in 1941. #neverforget

— Miles 11W (@Miles11W) December 7, 2012

My most heartfelt gratitude to all those who perished at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941…

— Mike Madrigal (@busridermike) December 7, 2012

May we remember those lost on this day in 1941 #Pride #neverforget

— Jake Salm (@Jsalmy) December 7, 2012

May we never forget those who gave the ultimate sacrifice on December 7, 1941. May they all Rest in Peace.

— Roberto Betancourth (@Roberto_rwb1972) December 7, 2012

On this day let’s remember the sacrifices of the men and women of Pearl Harbor on December 7th, 1941. #GodBless

— Katie Bama Carroll (@PoohBear1798) December 7, 2012

December 7, 1941—a date which will live in infamy. Take a minute to remember the fallen and say thanks to our current soldiers. #PearlHarbor

— Morgan H. Stites (@MoganHorse) December 7, 2012

Today in 1941, The United States was attacked at Pearl Harbor. While I remember the lives lost, I will in some sense always be grateful.

— Frederic Richter (@FredericRichter) December 7, 2012

This day lives in infamy, but should also be remembered with pride, for treachery fell from the skies, and was answered with valor.

— John Hayward (@Doc_0) December 7, 2012

Many are also paying tribute to relatives who were at Pearl Harbor when it was attacked:

Seventy-one years ago today, my great-uncle Art raced to his battle station on a brilliant Hawaiian Sunday morning. Remember Pearl Harbor.

— Joshua Treviño (@jstrevino) December 7, 2012

Today, 71 years ago, my grandfather was involved in an attack on Pearl Harbor and survived to tell his story. #SupportYourTroops

— Rachel Frederick (@racheljfred) December 7, 2012

71 years ago, my grandfather swam to the shores from his ship in Pearl Harbor. My dad also was one day old. Thankful for our veterans #usa

— OJP3PO (@opaque1) December 7, 2012

So proud that my grandfather is a Pearl Harbor survivor. Never forget!

— Anna Blair Nelson (@AB_Nelson) December 7, 2012

My grandfather was at Pearl Harbor 71 years ago today.He was a rescue diver. #PearlHarbor

— Sarah (@FreedomsHope) December 7, 2012

My great Grandfather was in the navy and serving at Pearl Harbor on this day 71years ago.

— KeithFoster (@KeithFoster) December 7, 2012

My Great Grandfather was president of the Pearl Harbor Survivors until he passed away in 2005. An amazing story for the U.S.. Never Forget!

— Justin LaBar (@JustinLaBar) December 7, 2012

Just realized its Pearl Harbor day.. Thank you to my great grandfather for fighting that day to keep our nation safe 👍

— Lauren O’Brien (@laurobrizz) December 7, 2012

Pearl Harbor. December 7th, 1941. My grandfather was on the ground there. I will never forget.

— joshua conti (@analoguepilot) December 7, 2012

And neither will we. God bless all those who fought and continue to fight for our country.

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