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Historic Events: The 75th Anniversary of the Pearl Harbor Attack

posted Dec 7, 2016, 4:35 AM by Jeffrey Wolf   [ updated Dec 7, 2016, 1:12 PM ]

SHS band playing at the Pearl Harbor memorial in Hawaii during Thanksgiving break.

By: Abbie Schmidt, Co-Editor-in-Chief

Updated December 7th, 2016

December 7th, 1941 marks the date that the Japanese bombed American naval base, Pearl Harbor near Honolulu, Hawaii just before 8am. The attack lead to the death of over 2,000 American soldiers and sailors. On December 8th, President Franklin D. Roosevelt asked Congress to declare war. It was approved with only one opposing vote. After two years of remaining neutral, America finally joined in World War II.