"Yesterday, December 7th, 1941—a date which will live in infamy—the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan."
Those words began US President Franklin D. Roosevelt's speech to Congress as he asked for a Declaration of War against Japan.
81 years ago today, Portsmouth, NH, residents heard a news flash on the radio that the Japanese were attacking our Naval base at Pearl Harbor. That marked the U.S. entrance into World War II.
The story below is reposted again with permission from a good friend and fellow Realtor, Saul Klein, whose father was actually at Pearl Harbor during the attack. The elder Mr. Klein was a young sailor and sat down many years later with his son Saul to memorialize his story.
To set the stage, listen to this actual radio news flash from 1941 interrupting a football game broadcast.
Read the rest of the story at: https://blog.newhampshiremainerealestate.com/2022/12/07/pearl-harbor-day-december-7th-2019-portsmouth-nh/