From the Daily Caller "Guns & Gear" blog, Emily Armstrong relates her memories as a civilian on the Pearl Harbor attack and the days afterward.
From the Raleigh, North Carolina News & Observer, the story of a man from Goldsboro, NC, who survived the attack. Basically he hid during the attack, only emerging after the attack was over. Probably other men and women did so, also. Not all have the spirit that causes one to run toward battle rather than away from it.
The Wilmington, North Carolina Star-News relates the tale of a Pearl Harbor Survivor who has made it his mission to help identify those killed in the attack and see that their graves are appropriately marked.
In not too many more years the last survivors of the attack and the remaining WWII veterans will pass on, and the remembrance of December 7th will fade, also. Remember...
Remember the "shot heard round the world."
Remember the Alamo.
Remember the Maine.
I guess every generation has its touchstones of memory, some more momentous than others, but all eventually being swept away into the current of history as those who lived through those events age and pass on.