WASHINGTON (AP) - It was a quiet Sunday morning at Pearl Harbor,Hawaii on December 7, 1941. Then, waves of Japanese planes dovefrom the sky in the sneak attack that brought the United Statesheadlong into the second World War.
More than two thousand American military personnel would losetheir lives in the minutes that followed.
A day later, President Franklin D. Roosevelt went before a jointsession of Congress to ask for a declaration of war, callingDecember 7th "a date which will live in infamy."
Tuesday at Pearl Harbor, more than 120 survivors of the attackwill gather to remember that fateful day.
And, the Pearl Harbor Survivors Association will continue for awhile longer, after its members voted Monday to keep the52-year-old group alive. In the beginning, there were some18-thousand members; now there only about 3,000 left.