Remembering the Attack on Pearl Harbor 70 Years Later

Posted: December 7, 2011 in Events
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The Imperial Japanese Navy attacked the United States Naval Base at Pearl Harbor Hawaii on the morning of December 7, 1941. Today, we are reminded of this surprise attack that was intended to be a preventative action to keep the United States Pacific Fleet from interfering with military actions the Empire of Japan was planning in targeted territories. President Franklin D. Roosevelt proclaimed December 7, 1941 as “a date which will live in infamy.”

As we commemorate the 70th Anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, we remember the thousands of people injured and lives lost when the Japanese attacked on that fateful day in December 1941. The USS Arizona Memorial on the island of Oahu honors the lives that were lost as a result of this attack. People across the country lower the American flag to half-staff and pay homage to the heroes, survivors and their families who suffered from the scars at the Battle of Pearl Harbor.

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