Here’s a look at the news to start your day.
Time's person of the year is …
On Wednesday, Time magazine announced that President-elect Donald Trump had won its Person of the Year award, according to the Associated Press.
"It's a great honor. It means a lot," said Trump, according to the AP.
Time’s managing editor Nancy Gibbs told the AP that the choice was easy after the election.
"When have we ever seen a single individual who has so defied expectations, broken the rules, violated norms, beaten not one but two political parties on the way to winning an election that he entered with 100-to-1 odds against him?" Gibbs said.
Provo resident returns to Pearl Harbor
Ken Potts is one of five crew members who is still alive after the Pearl Harbor attack on the U.S.S. Arizona, and he just went back to visit the spot of the attack, according to the Deseret News.
Potts was one of 334 members of the crew on the U.S.S Arizona who survived the attack on Dec. 7, 1941, which killed 1,177 other members of the crew. He said he has no clue why he lived instead of others.
He also recounted his thoughts about the Pearl Harbor attack this week, saying he saw some his fellow soldiers die aboard the ship.
Potts, 75 years later and at the age of 95, still doesn’t see himself as a hero. But he remembers the Pearl Harbor attack every day.
“There isn’t a day goes by you don’t think about it,” he told the Deseret News. “I wasn’t even scared. When there’s turmoil like that you don’t have time to get scared.”
You can read more about Potts and his thoughts on Pearl Harbor at the Deseret News.
Utahn remembered after Oakland fire
A large fire in Oakland, California, killed 36 people this week. New reports suggest that a refrigerator caused the fire, which began during a dance party in the warehouse.
One of those killed in the blaze was Edmond Lapine, who grew up in Ogden and Park City before he went to college in Colorado and Washington state, according to the Deseret News.
His father, Robert Lapine, spoke to the Deseret News about his son following the tragedy.
"Edmond was the type of person — when you met him, he was genuine, he was honest and he just loved people," Lapine said, according to the Deseret News. "He was very, very accommodating."
Lapine said his son had met up with some friends to check out a new muisc event, which was normal for him. His son also had dreams of becoming a DJ.
Lapine will go to California to make the final arrangements for his son, and pay respect to those who helped clean up the damage, according to the Deseret News.
"It's tough to go into that situation," he said. "I just want to thank the people in Oakland for doing what I think is a great job in recovering the victims (and for the) hazards that the firemen went through to get the victims out."
FDR speech made headlines ... again
It’s a speech that’ll live in world history. President Franklin D. Roosevelt delivered one of the most inspiring American speeches on this day in 1941 after the attack on Pearl Harbor.