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Pearl Harbor Day, "..a day that will live in infamy".

Friday, December 07, 2012

Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day


When : Always December 7th

Pearl Harbor Day, commemorates the Japanese attack on the U.S. Naval base at Pearl Harbor. The attack began at dawn December 7, 1941. It crippled the U.S. Pacific Fleet, and caused the U.S. to enter World War II.

During the attack at Pearl Harbor, over 2,400 American serviceman and 68 civilians were killed. Five of the eight battleships at Pearl Harbor were sunk or sinking, and virtually all ships were damaged.

On Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, U.S. flags are to be flown at half staff.

On December 8, 1941 President Franklin D. Roosevelt stated in a speech to Congress it was "..a day that will live in infamy". The U.S. then declared war on Japan.

More Information:
Department of the Navy
www.history.navy.mil/pho
tos/events/wwii-pac/pearlh
br/pearlhbr.htm


Attack on Pearl Harbor
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/At
tack_on_Pearl_Harbor
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PATRICIAAK 12/9/2012 2:12AM

    I remembered

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LOSER05 12/8/2012 11:42AM

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THINAGIN2 12/7/2012 9:48PM

    Thanks for the reminder! Our grandsons birthday, too!
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TXGRANDMA 12/7/2012 7:48PM

    My younger Daughter's birthday............My husband was only a month old when this happened! I'll bet all young parents were frightened for their children that day..... emoticon

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PYNETREE 12/7/2012 9:46AM

    I was struck by the fact that when I was a kid...we all knew what and when, Pearl Harbor Day was.
Read something recently, when asked, of College Students today, only a small % could say what was commemorated, emoticon , smaller number knew when it was.
Some of the answers were pretty humorous...but sad.

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PMAY0313 12/7/2012 8:50AM

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