Day of Infamy: Remembering Pearl Harbor, 75 Years Later

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A small boat rescues a USS West Virginia crew member from the water after the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on Dec. 7, 1941 during World War II.
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On this day 75 years ago, Japanese air and naval forces attacked the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor, killing 2,043 Americans and wounding 1,178 more. 

Here, Paul Sparrow, director of the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum, discusses the importance of this day and the leadership that President Roosevelt brought as the United States stepped into World War II.  

The Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum has a special exhibit up now; "Day of Infamy: 24 Hours That Changed History."