Pearl Harbor Day, 70 Years Later … A Date Which Will Always Live in Infamy
70 years ago today … It was the morning of December 7, 1941, like any other at Pearl Harbor on Hawaii , the Empire of Japan attacked the United States and the world would never be the same … it would truly be a date which would live in infamy. On this day and every day, remember the brave men and women who died that day. God bless all who died that day and the resolve of the brave men and women who would eventually be victorious.
The base was attacked by 353 Japanese fighters, bombers and torpedo planes in two waves, launched from six aircraft carriers. All eight U.S. Navy battleships were damaged, with four being sunk. All but two of the eight were raised, repaired and returned to service later in the war. The Japanese also sank or damaged three cruisers, three destroyers, an anti-aircraft training ship,[nb 2] and one minelayer. One hundred eighty-eight U.S. aircraft were destroyed; 2,402 Americans were killed and 1,282 wounded. The power station, shipyard, maintenance, and fuel and torpedo storage facilities, as well as the submarine piers and headquarters building (also home of the intelligence section) were not attacked. Japanese losses were light: 29 aircraft and five midget submarines lost, and 65 servicemen killed or wounded. One Japanese sailor was captured.
Attack at Dawn – Pearl Harbor
Check out the News Reel footage of what was seen following the treacherous attack of Pearl Harbor. This video is a must watch. See what Americans saw following the “date that will live in infamy”.
UPDATE I: Pearl Harbor survivors return on the 70th Anniversary of the date which will live in infamy.
Posted December 7, 2011 by Scared Monkeys
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Thank you SM for remembering this very important day in our history.
I shall never forget the anger by the people I witnessed in our neighborhood that Sunday when the news of the attack was broadcast on the radio. The radio and newspapers were the only media available at the time.
Later in the day there were newspapers that put out special extra editions carrying the first photos of the dammage.
Why does the liberal media refuse to identify the enemy of the 911 attacks on the World Trade Center? Why must Islam/Muslims be appeased through a distorted account of history each year when 911 victims and their families are being honored?
Red … thank you for honoring the victims and survivors of the JAPANESE attack at Pearl Harbor on that dark day in American history … that dark day in American history when the JAPANESE emperor knew beyond doubt that American retaliation was a given when he utters the words … “I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant.”
God Bless America!
Pearl Harbor Attack Remembered at 70th Anniversary
Published December 07, 2011
PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii – About 120 survivors of the Dec. 7, 1941, bombing of Pearl Harbor observed a moment of silence to commemorate the JAPANESE attack and the thousands who lost their lives that day 70 years ago Wednesday.
The moment of silence came just before 8 a.m. local time, when the first JAPANESE planes launched their attack. The survivors were joined by Navy Secretary Ray Mabus, military leaders and civilians at a ceremony in Pearl Harbor.