Pearl Harbor Day

December 7, 2011 10:49 a.m.  •  0 comments

Seventy years ago, the Japanese military launched a deadly attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawai’i. More than 2400 people were killed, mostly sailors, but also a number of soldiers and Marines. The event catapulted the United States into the Pacific theater of World War Two. At Pearl Harbor, and around the nation, survivors, veterans and others gather to honor the dead.

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Defense Secretary Leon Panetta pauses before laying a wreath at the Navy Memorial in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011, to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor.

Susan Walsh Associated Press Link

ORG XMIT: HIMG102 Pearl Harbor survivor Earl Smith is seen at the memorial ceremony, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011, in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Today marks the 70th anniversary of the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor Naval Base which pulled the US into a war with Japan.

Marco Garcia Associated Press Link

As sailors stand at attention, the USS Chung-Hoon sails past the USS Arizona Memorial during the Pearl Harbor memorial ceremony, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011, in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Today marks the 70th anniversary of the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor Naval Base which pulled the US into a war with Japan.

Marco Garcia Associated Press Link

With the USS Arizona Memorial in the background, Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force Commander Seishi Goto reads a historical placard in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011 - the 70th anniversary of the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor Naval Base which pulled the U.S. into war with Japan.

Marco Garcia Associated Press Link

Pearl Harbor survivors Robert Welkner, far left, Aaron Chabin, second from left, and John Jankowski, third from left, prepare to cast a wreath into the Hudson River in New York during a ceremony on the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011.

Bebeto Mathews Associated Press Link

National Parks Service Historian John McCaskill, of Washington D.C., reacts to the national anthem during the Pearl Harbor memorial ceremony, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011, in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Today marks the 70th anniversary of the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor Naval Base which pulled the US into a war with Japan.

Marco Garcia Associated Press Link


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