Today marks the 70th anniversary of the attack on the United States military base at Pearl Harbor. While it is historically significant in that it marked an attack on American soil by a foreign country and signaled the United States entry into World War II, it is also to remember and reflect upon the human side of the tragedy. On that day, over 2,000 people were killed and over 1,200 were injured.
While December 7th is not a federal holiday, did you know that all American flags fly at half-staff to commemorate the lives that were so tragically destroyed on that date.
- Nation pauses to remember Pearl Harbor – CNN (cnn.com)
- Archival photos reveal horror of the Pearl Harbor on 70th anniversary of the attack (news.nationalpost.com)
- Encountering Pearl Harbor on its 70th Anniversary – USA Today (blog) (travel.usatoday.com)
- Pearl Harbor attack remembered at 70th anniversary (seattletimes.nwsource.com)