Monday marks the 74th anniversary for what President Franklin D. Roosevelt would call "a date which will live in infamy" before Congress. The year was 1941, when over 350 aircraft from the Imperial Japanese Navy surprised the United States with a two-wave attack on the unprepared Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, according to the Atlantic. The 90-minute attack killed over 2,400 Americans and injured an additional 1,250, not to mention destroyed a number of weaponized battleships and aircraft. The U.S. declared war the next day.
The day has become an iconic part of U.S. history. Here are seven quotes and sayings to share on Pearl Harbor Day.