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Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

posted Dec 7, 2017, 4:56 AM by Jeffrey Wolf   [ updated Dec 11, 2017, 4:52 AM ]

By: Abbie Schmidt, Co Editor-in-Chief

Posted December 7th, 2017

“Pearl Harbor” was a terrible event in which the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor in Hawaii, killing 2,403 U.S. citizens and injuring 1,178. The attack destroyed four U.S. battleships, three cruisers, three destroyers, one minelayer and 188 aircraft. Four U.S. battleships were also damaged along with 159 aircraft. The attack happened in 1941 and led to the entrance of the U.S. in World War II on the side of the Allies. President Franklin Roosevelt called the attack “a date which will live in infamy.” On August 23rd, 1994, Congress designated December 7th of each year as National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. On December 7th, the flag should be flown at half-staff until sunset to honor those who died as a consequence of the attack on the U.S. Military.