A demented cronie of mine and myself, decided that it would be a means of promoting US Naval History, as well as letting our American exchange officers know that we always had their best interests at heart. So began the period of hand-crafted Pearl Harbour Day cards, distributed surreptitiously (initially) to our American counterparts. The practise grew to the point where if one of them did not receive their yearly card, they would feel slighted and actually become despondent.
This then became recognised as: the day our American exchange officers go out and get bombed!!
So... for any of you out on the East Coast, who might still be carrying on this tradition: Happy Pearl Harbour Day, one and all!!