Dec. 7, 1941 — the attack on Pearl Harbor — was a day that has remained in infamy.
Very few servicemembers who personally remember that day are still among us.
The American Legion Auxiliary encourages everyone to do what they can to keep Pearl Harbor a part of our national consciousness.
Many brave servicemembers were asleep or about their morning routines when the Japanese bombers delivered a blow that would decide America's involvement in World War II. More than 2,400 servicemembers died during the attack.
American Legion Auxiliary members across the country will be spreading awareness in their communities and honoring the memory of the victims and survivors of the attack. They will attend special interfaith services, organize wreath-laying ceremonies, volunteer at VA hospitals and veterans nursing homes, arrange for veterans to speak in classrooms and hold special dinners for veterans at their units or Legion posts.
I invite you, along with members of the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 212, to take a moment to remember the men and women who lost their lives that fateful day.