Today marks 71 years since the events that drew the United States into World War II: the Japanese attack on the U.S. base at Pearl Harbor.

FOX News Radio's Chris Foster reports:

(Sound of attack) 

It was a sunny Sunday morning when Japanese planes came in waves, a two-hour attack killing or wounding more than 3,500 Americans at Pearl Harbor, destroying or damaging hundreds of American planes and ships - including every battleship in the Pacific fleet.  President Roosevelt the next day, when Congress voted to declare war on Japan:

(President Roosevelt) "December 7, 1941: A date which will live in infamy."

There are fewer than 8,000 Pearl Harbor survivors still alive, many attending ceremonies being held around the country.

Chris Foster, FOX News Radio.

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