Remembering Dec. 7, 1941: “A date which will live in infamy”

USS Arizona after Japanese attack

Airhead Cronkite School intern/Arizona Republic reporter Jamie Landers massages history, writing the United States was attacked…but never mentions the attacker

Today marks the 79th anniversary of the Japanese stealth bombing attack on our naval fleet in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii resulting in the deaths of 2,335 American service members and 68 civilians. Nearly 1,180 were injured. The attack sank 12 naval vessels and heavily damaged nine others.

President Donald Trump released this Proclamation in remembrance of that horrific day that precipitated United States involvement in World War II.

The USS Arizona still lies beneath the harbor with its dead entombed. The ship sank in less than nine minutes after a 1,760-pound armor-piercing bomb penetrated its decks and exploded in the ship’s forward ammunition magazine. 1,177 sailors and marines on board were killed; 334 crew members survived.

Other major installations on Oahu, including Wheeler Field and Kaneohe Naval Air Station, also were attacked.

View President Franklin Roosevelt’s famous “A date which will live in infamy” speech (Original Draft: page 1, page 2 and page 3) and Declaration of War following that unprovoked attack.

In his address to a joint session of congress declaring war on Japan, President Roosevelt rightfully referred to December 7, 1941 as,a date which will live in infamy.”

But President Franklin Roosevelt could never have anticipated the politically correct and undereducated Cronkite News “Social Justice” Arizona Republic intern/reporter Jamie Landers who dutifully covered the 79th Pearl Harbor anniversary without ever mentioning the stealth attack was an unprovoked ambush perpetrated by the Imperial Japanese forces against the United States.  She inanely writes the USS Arizona has “become a touchstone for the landlocked state.”

More than 1,000 crewmen remain entombed in the U.S. Arizona.

9 Responses to Remembering Dec. 7, 1941: “A date which will live in infamy”

  1. Patriot Mom says:

    When we forget the facts of history, we lose our soul. Witness the ignorant thieving and arsonist rioters in major cities across the USA tearing down monuments to those they consider politically incorrect. They even toppled Presidents Ulysses Grant and Abraham Lincoln who were on the side of the union. As a General, Grant led Union forces.

    Many of us had young patriotic relatives who enlisted in the military immediately following the stealth bombing of Pear Harbor. Many didn’t return. We never got to know them, but their patriotism continues to inspire.

  2. Braveheart says:

    There were many celebrities who served in WWII and in the military following that time. That patriotism is unheard of today, because commitment to our freedom loving country is no longer instilled. If your kids are ignorant, thank their teachers.
    https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/70812/36-celebrities-who-served-our-country

  3. Sam says:

    Sunday, December 7th, 1941–Admiral Chester Nimitz was attending a concert in Washington D.C. He was paged and told there was a phone call for him. When he answered the phone, it was President Franklin Delano Roosevelt on the phone. He told Admiral Nimitz that he (Nimitz) would now be the Commander of the Pacific Fleet. Admiral Nimitz flew to Hawaii to assume command of the Pacific Fleet. He landed at Pearl Harbor on Christmas Eve, 1941. There was such a spirit of despair, dejection and defeat–you would have thought the Japanese had already won the war.

    On Christmas Day, 1941, Adm. Nimitz was given a boat tour of the destruction wrought on Pearl Harbor by the Japanese. Big sunken battleships and navy vessels cluttered the waters every where you looked. As the tour boat returned to dock, the young helmsman of the boat asked, “Well Admiral, what do you think after seeing all this destruction?” Admiral Nimitz’s reply shocked everyone within the sound of his voice. Admiral Nimitz said, “The Japanese made three of the biggest mistakes an attack force could ever make or God was taking care of America. Which do you think it was?” Shocked and surprised, the young helmsman asked, “What do mean by saying the Japanese made the three biggest mistakes an attack force ever made?”

    Nimitz explained:
    Mistake number one:
    the Japanese attacked on Sunday morning. Nine out of every ten crewmen of those ships were ashore on leave. If those same ships had been lured to sea and been sunk–we would have lost 38,000 men instead of 3,800.

    Mistake number two:
    when the Japanese saw all those battleships lined in a row, they got so carried away sinking those battleships, they never once bombed our dry docks opposite those ships. If they had destroyed our dry docks, we would have had to tow everyone of those ships to America to be repaired. As it is now, the ships are in shallow water and can be raised. One tug can pull them over to the dry docks, and we can have them repaired and at sea by the time we could have towed them to America. And I already have crews ashore anxious to man those ships.

    Mistake number three:
    every drop of fuel in the Pacific theater of war is in top of the ground storage tanks five miles away over that hill. One attack plane could have strafed those tanks and destroyed our fuel supply. That’s why I say the Japanese made three of the biggest mistakes an attack force could make or God was taking care of America.

    TAKE A LOOK:
    From AZ State Museum: (sorry that Hobbs has her face plastered on this page)

    http://www.azlibrary.gov/azcm/ussarizona

    QUESTIONS:
    DID YOU WATCH PRESIDENT TRUMP’S RALLY IN GEORGIA ON SATURDAY EVENING?

    DID YOU LISTEN TO HIS WORDS?

    ARE YOU READY TO ROLL?
    (consider that on Monday, December 8, 1941, tens of thousands of U.S. citizens lined up outside of Armed Forces recruiting centers to enlist—-what will you do to save your country, your way of life?)

    • Sam says:

      Remember to pay attention to the twitter account of Dan Scavino.
      You don’t have to have an account with twit(and we hope you dont), in order to read.

    • Seen It All says:

      Thanks for the fine background information. You should be giving lightweight Jamie Landers a history lesson…something she obviously missed in the public school system.

      This is what happens when editors are sent packing and anyone who is truly knowledgeable has been given their walking papers. The Arizona Repukelick is a disgrace more focused on diversity than on truth.

  4. Arizona Conservative Guy says:

    Writing that “The USS Arizona has “become a touchstone for the landlocked state,” stands as a stellar example of Jamie Lander’s abyssal ignorance. She should consider using her “education” to work as a barista at Starbucks.

  5. D.B. Cooper says:

    Jamie’s folks wasted a lot of money sending her to ASU’s far left Cronkite School. Might as well have flushed it.

    Is that name a tribute to peanut butter and jamie?

  6. Realist says:

    Jamie Landers is living proof that attending college no longer equates to being educated. Leftist professors are turning out illiterate robots. In her case, she’s obviously lacking any knowledge of the topic she’s writing about. If she’s assigned to cover the September 11, 2001 vicious slaughter of thousands on American soil by 19 Muslim fundamentalists, she’d never identify them as Muslims. Too incendiary. Oh, wait…those were the planes that were intentionally crashed by those who commandeered them, burning innocent victims to crisps.