President Franklin Delano Roosevelt said the date would live in infamy.
A 91-year-old Tucson veteran will be getting a special medal from Arizona Congressman Ron Barber on Monday.
The battleship USS Arizona belches smoke as it topples over into the sea during a Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, Dec. 7, 1941. The ship sank with more than 80 percent of its 1,500-man crew, including Rear Admiral Isaac C. Kidd . The attack, which left 2,343 Americans dead …
This is one of the first pictures of the Japanese raid on Pearl Harbor, Dec. 7, 1941. A P-40 plane which was machine-gunned while on the ground. (AP Photo)
White House reporters are dashing for the telephones after they had been told by presidential press secretary Stephen T. Early that Japanese submarines and planes had just bombed the U.S. Pacific fleet at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. (AP Photo)
American ships burn during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on Dec. 7, 1942. (AP Photo)
Students of the Lunalilo High School in the Waikiki district of Honolulu watch their school burn after the roof of the main building, at center, is hit by a bomb during the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on Dec. 7, 1941. (AP Photo)
A small boat rescues a USS West Virginia crew member from the water after the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on Dec. 7, 1941 during World War II. Two men can be seen on the superstructure, upper center. The mast of the USS Tennessee is beyond the burning West Virginia. (AP Photo)
This photo shows the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. The USS Arizona is pictured in flames after the attack. (AP Photo/U.S. Navy)
The destroyer USS Shaw explodes after being hit by bombs during the Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, December 7, 1941. (AP Photo)
The 31,500-ton USS Maryland, battleship moored inboard of the USS Oklahoma which capsized, was damaged slightly in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, Dec. 7, 1941. (AP Photo)
Selling papers on Dec. 7, 1941 at Times Square in New York City, announcing that Japan has attacked U.S. bases in the Pacific. (AP Photo/Robert Kradin)
Declaring Japan guilty of a dastardly unprovoked attack, President Franklin D. Roosevelt asked Congress to declare war, Dec. 8, 1941. Listening are Vice President Henry Wallace, left, and House Speaker Sam Rayburn. (AP Photo)
This store owned by a man of Japanese ancestry is closed following evacuation orders in Oakland, Calif. in April 1942. After the attack on Pearl Harbor the owner had placed the " I Am An American" sign in the store front window. (AP Photo/ Dorothea Lange)
Unidentified attaches of the Japanese consulate in New Orleans, La., began burning papers, ledgers and other records shortly after Japan went to war against the U.S., Dec. 7, 1941. Police later stopped the fire after most of the papers had been destroyed. (AP Photo/Horace Cort)
Italian American barber Salvatore Vaccaro of New York is shown with an unidentified client in his New York shop, Dec. 12, 1941, as they look at the front page of the New York Post. Vaccaro said "I'd like to have Duce in the chair just once," and his customer responded, "Right." "Il Duce" ("t…
In August 2002, the ship's bell salvaged from the wreckage of the USS Arizona was installed in the new Student Union of the University of Arizona. Pictured: Noah Huber, left, and Jake Horn with Swinerton Builders prepare to install the 1,820 pound bell, which was cast in 1915 in New Jersey a…
HONOLULU - For the first time, one of the most traditional and
symbolic of Japan's art forms, the tea ceremony, is due to be
performed at the USS Arizona Memorial in Pearl Harbor.