Most of us read about it. My parents remember listening to the news on the radio.
Today, we remember Pearl Harbor and everyone who fought in World War 2!
This is a great post: "Our Pearl Harbor" By Victor Davis Hanson:
"The most obvious is that, against Japan and Germany, we faced easily identifiable nation states with conventional militaries.
Today's terrorists blend in with civilians, and it's hard to tie them to their patron governments or enablers in Iran, Saudi Arabia, Syria and Pakistan, who all deny any culpability.
We also tread carefully in an age of ubiquitous frightening weapons, when any war at any time might without much warning bring in a nuclear, non-democratic belligerent."