Monday marks 79th anniversary of Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor

Monday, December 7, will mark the 79th anniversary of the attack on the naval base at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii that brought the United States into World War II.

National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day or Pearl Harbor Day is observed each year in the United States on Dec. 7 to honor the 2,403 citizens and sailors who were killed and the 1,178 who were injured when Pearl Harbor was bombed during a surprise attack by the Japanese on Dec. 7, 1941.

At about 8 a.m., 360 Japanese warplanes descended on the U.S. naval base where the assault on the U.S. Pacific fleet began. An 1,800 pound bomb struck the USS Arizona whereupon the ship exploded and sank with over 1,000 men trapped inside the vessel.








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