Sunday, December 6, 2015

Remember Pearl Harbor


     On December 7th 1941 at 7:55 AM the Japanese military launched a surprise attack on the U.S. Navel base at Pearl Harbor. Over 2400 U.S. personnel were killed,hundreds of aircraft were destroyed,and a fleet of eight battleships were ruined in a matter of minutes. America did not want to go to war,but the Attack on Pearl Harbor propelled our country into quest for mankinds future.It is a day that changed our nation.
     A Ceremony was held December 6 ,2015 at the USS Arizona Memorial.A former US Airman Jack Detour and Japanese fighter pilot Shiro Wakita who were sworn enemies during the war met. Together commemorated the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor.
    Our WWII veterans are aging and passing away. For this year it was reported that no Pearl Harbor Survivors were present at this years ceremony.The last surviving officer from the USS Arizona Joseph Langdell died on Feb.4th this year in California at the age of 100.

     Let us take a moment to commemorate those who were lost that day. Also to honor the peace and friendship that has developed  between the United States and Japan. Finally to remember that "Freedom isn't free"

Pearl Harbor by the Numbers Infographic

Thank you to the U.S. Navy for the images Click on image for enlargement

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