Remembering Pearl Harbor


The USS West Virginia burns in Pearl Harbor.  From Credo Reference

The USS West Virginia burns in Pearl Harbor. From Credo Reference

Please take a moment to pause, remember, and reflect on the Japanese aerial attack of Pearl Harbor, which brought the USA into World War II 70 years ago today. The attack took place on December 7, 1941 on the US naval base named Pearl Harbor, located on Oahu island, Hawaii, USA. It was carried out by a large Japanese naval force, under Vice Admiral Nagumo, and took place while Japanese envoys were taking part in “peace talks” in Washington, D.C. More than 2,000 members of the US armed forces were killed, and a large part of the US Pacific fleet was destroyed or damaged.

Events will be held throughout the country today to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the attack. Survivors from the attack are also expected to join military leaders and civilians at a ceremony in Pearl Harbor today.

Please commemorate all those that lost their lives at Pearl Harbor and remember “[the] day that will live in infamy!”

For more information on Pearl Harbor, head to the Pearl Harbor Credo Topic Page.

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