Actually, there were more sailors lost their lives on Dec 7, 1941 than did in the entire World War 1. I was not alive to witness that event, but was only a sparkle in my father's eye But I have studied enough American history to remember that and many other events where "Some Gave ALL".Today was December 7th, the 72nd anniversary of the "Date that Shall Live in Infamy". Insofar as I have seen in the news, there was no mention of it from the White House or from anyone else in Washington, Democrat or Republican. Google did not even put up a special logo for it.
Remember Pearl Harbor. More than 2,400 American sailors and soldiers killed. Forgotten.
But you are right, it seems like some of our National Leaders would have given it at least an honorable mention. Thank Goodness for the History Channel. That was the only reference I saw except one other channel showed the movie "Tora, Tora, Tora".