Veterans reflect on Pearl Harbor attack: ‘We always saw the reminder’

Flags held by the Patriot Guard fly in the breeze at a graveside ceremony for Seaman 1st Class Earl Paul Baum at the Tallahassee National Cemetery, Friday, March 8, 2019, in Tallahassee, Fla. Baum was killed in action on Dec. 7, 1941, when the battleship USS Oklahoma was attacked on the U.S. Navy Base at Pearl Harbor, Oahu, Hawaii. His remains were identified by the Navy last September through DNA samples given by relatives. Baum is the first soldier killed in action to be buried at the cemetery. (AP Photo/Phil Sears)

Some 82 years ago, then-President Franklin Roosevelt described a deadly attack on a United States military base in Hawaii as “a day that will live in infamy.” Today, Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day is observed in honor of the more than 2,400 Americans killed when Japanese fighter planes attacked.