On Dec. 7, 1941, I was 12. I heard FDR’s “date which will live in infamy” speech on my folks’ battery-powered radio. I joined the Navy less than five years later.

l have three words for the Press Herald: “Shame on you!” Your Dec. 7 issue did not even mention Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day.

There should have been a commemorative article prominently displayed on the front page. Such an omission is insulting to every patriotic American citizen, especially to those who today are defending our freedoms.

Robert Meixell

Westport Island