Remembering The Date That Lives In Infamy

Today, December 7th, 2008, marks the 67th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941, coincidentally a Sunday also. According to the article on Wikipedia here, the casualties (human and equipment) were as follows:

  • 5 battleships sunk
  • 2 destroyers sunk, 1 damaged
  • 3 battleships damaged
  • 3 cruisers damaged
  • 1 other ship sunk, 3 damaged
  • 188 aircraft destroyed, 155 aircraft damaged
  • 2,345 military and 57 civilians killed
  • 1,247 military and 35 civilians wounded

In today’s issue of the Washington Post, the ‘Inside’ guide on the first page referred to ‘Remembering Pearl Harbor’ and directed the reader to the Metro section. Turning to this section, one sees that the coverage is limited to the listing of two local wreath laying events. Total space, including picture of a wreath, is 1.75″ x 6″. That’s it, for a “…date which will live in infamy…”.

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