On Dec. 7, 1941, America was attacked at Pearl Harbor by the Empire of Japan. Today, on the 78 year anniversary of the attack, we honor those who served and paid the ultimate price for their country.
Be sure to take time today to remember the fallen from 78 years ago.
December 7th, 1941, a date which will live in infamy. The United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan. No matter how long it may take us to overcome this premeditated invasion, the American people in their righteous might will win through to absolute victory.” – President Franklin D. Roosevelt
Remembering Pearl Harbor
On December 7, 1941, just before 8:00 AM, Japan began their assault on Pearl Harbor.
Two waves of 360 Japanese planes and bombers bombarded the island.
Twenty American ships and more than 300 American planes were crippled or destroyed during the attack.
2,403 service members and civilians died, 1,177 were aboard the USS Arizona, which sunk in the harbor.
The next day, Pearl Harbor December 8, 1941, President Franklin D. Roosevelt gave his “Day of Infamy” address to Congress.
He requested the U.S. declare war.
Today, we honor the bravery and sacrifice of those who served and paid the ultimate price 78 years ago.
Thank you U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Nicholas Guevara for the video!