Pearl Harbor: 70 years later

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Pearl Harbor Survivors' President William Muelhieb at the Valor in the Pacific National Monument in Honolulu, Hawaii on Wednesday.
Pearl Harbor Survivors' President William Muelhieb at the Valor in the Pacific National Monument in Honolulu, Hawaii on Wednesday.
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It was called today “a date that will live in infamy” by FDR. But Japan’s bombing of Pearl Harbor was an event witnessed by only a few living Americans. More from the Associated Press:

Fewer and fewer veterans who experienced the attack on Dec. 7, 1941, are alive to mark the anniversaries and most of them are in their 90s, many prevented by health problems from traveling to Hawaii. One survivors’ group said it would disband because age and infirmity made it too difficult to carry on.

“People had other things that they wanted to do with the remainder of their lives,” Pearl Harbor Survivors Association president William Muehleib said. “It was time.”

But 70 years later, we are still learning more about the attack on Pearl Harbor. Today, author Craig Shirley talked about what President Roosevelt may have known days before the 1941 attack with msnbc’s Andrea Mitchell.

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Pearl Harbor: 70 years later

Updated