by AndrewMc | 12/07/2009 08:17:00 AM
Today is the day, of course, that Japan attacked the United States of America, leading to the official entry of the United States into World War II.

Around the country, Americans will mark the anniversary with flag-raisings, ceremonies, and various remembrances.

Franklin Roosevelt gave what might be the most famous speech in American history:

[transcript here]

But I wonder: Does this anniversary still hold the same sway that it did even ten years ago? I remember when I was young that Pearl Harbor Day was marked in schools with a big program where we studied the events of the day, listened to the speech, made flags, and participated in other remembrances. I don't see that so much any more.

Is this because of the passing of the WW2 generation? Or is there something else going on?

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