December 7, 1941. A telegram from the Commander-in-Chief of the Pacific Fleet to all ships in the Hawaiian area: "AIR RAID ON PEARL HARBOR. THIS IS NO DRILL." It reported what was to be one of the greatest surprise attacks in the history of warfare. In less than two hours, the U.S. Pacific Fleet was devastated, and more than 3500 Americans were dead or wounded.
Today, December 7, 2012, we remember December 7, 1941. We remember those killed and injured, and we honor their service and their sacrifice for this great nation.
To see that original telegram, and to read and hear President Franklin Roosevelt's address to Congress on December 8, 1941, please visit: