- By Thomas E. RicksThomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military for the Washington Post from 2000 through 2008. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Speaking of Pearl Harbor Day, why not make November 1 an annual holiday? That was the day in 1945 that President Truman had selected for the beginning of the American invasion of Japan. We all should be glad it never had to happen.