A date that will live in infamy

Forty-one (41) Virginians are officially recognized casualties of the attack on Pearl Harbor on this date in 1941. For years, that number stayed at 27 until in 2005, Library of Virginia researcher Ed Ray scoured the record books and found more names. He says this number could grow still given the scattered nature of the records from that day, but he wanted to make sure all Virginians were honored for their sacrifices. In 2011, the Hampton Roads newspaper published an article featuring first-hand accounts of 15 local residents who survived the attack on Pearl Harbor. Take some time to read through their stories. Compelling tales that give you a sense of pride in "the Greatest Generation."

http://hamptonroads.com/…/last-witnesses-memories-pearl-harbor/