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Mike Denham: Despite passage of time, significance of Pearl Harbor needs to be remembered

This week, one of the most famous dates in our country’s history hits a major milestone. On Wednesday, we will mark the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, a time that, as President Franklin Roosevelt correctly predicted during a speech to Congress, “would live in infamy.” Nearly 2,500 sailors and soldiers were killed and close to 1,300 others were wounded that Sunday morning in 1941....

Mike Denham: Remembering Pearl Harbor and those who fought for freedom, made countless sacrifices

On Monday, Dec. 7, many across Kentucky and the nation and will pause to remember the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor. For an ever-shrinking number of citizens, those who are part of what we rightfully call the “Greatest Generation,” that day remains as etched into memory as Sept. 11, 2001, does for those of us much younger. Time has not dulled its impact. More than 2,400 sailors...