The Japanese sneak attack on Pearl Harbor was on a long-ago December 7, 1941. The largest war in our history involved more than 16 million young Americans, most in their late teens and early 20s. Some 500,000 of them never came home. And today, only that same number of WW2 vets are still living.
As one who served in that war, my thoughts on this historic day are not about the generals, admirals, politicians and prime ministers of the era. Some classic movies emphasize those ordinary young guys who volunteered or were drafted, then fought and died in that long-ago war.
If you want to share my vintage thoughts, see again or for the first time some of these classic WW2 movies:
From Here To Eternity (1953), Saving Private Ryan (1998), Stalag 17 (1953), The Great Escape (1963), Band of Brothers (2001), The Dirty Dozen (1967), A Bridge Too Far (1977), The Longest Day (1962), The Bridge On The River Kwai (1957).