Dec. 7, 2016 will mark the 75th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor that brought the United States fully into World War II. The surprise morning strike by 353 Imperial Japanese planes left 2,403 Americans killed and 1,178 wounded, sank four battleships and eight other ships and destroyed 188 aircraft.
It was famously called "a date which will live in infamy" by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and is a day that for all people old enough, they remember exactly what they were doing when they heard the news about Pearl Harbor.
Like the JFK assassination and the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Pearl Harbor is etched as a seminal event in our nation's history - one that stays with all Americans the rest of our lives.
We are putting together a special section to remember and honor the 75th anniversary of Dec. 7, 1941, and I am asking for your help so we can make the section a true keepsake.
If you are old enough to remember where you were and what you were doing on Dec. 7, 1941, we would like you to share that memory with the Herald.
We will print your memory in the special section, with a photo from that time, if you have one, and in a special Pearl Harbor section on our website - statesboroherald.com - as well.
Perhaps you were in school, or having lunch, or working in a field. The memory you share can be as short or long as you see fit.
Please email the memory to jhealy@statesboro herald.com, or you can post it to the Statesboro Herald Facebook page. Or you can also mail it to Statesboro Herald, Pearl Harbor Memories, P.O. Box 888, Statesboro, GA 30458. Or you can drop it off at the Herald office on Proctor Street.
The deadline to submit a memory is 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2.
Please encourage your mother or father, grandmother or grandfather, aunt or uncle and so on to share his or her memory with the Herald. This way, it can be recorded for all time.