If you would like to have "YOUR POINT OF VIEW" shared with others to open channels of communication on the Blog site Please: Share your commentary by sending it to
Honoring the Past, Inspiring the Future
National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day and the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor.
The attack was intended to thwart the U.S. Pacific Fleet from interfering with Japanese military operations in the Pacific. Over the course of seven hours, some 353 Japanese fighter planes, torpedo planes, and bombers unleashed a relentless bombing raid that destroyed 188 U.S. aircraft, sunk four U.S. Navy battleships, and killed 2,403 Americans with an additional 1,178 injured. The following day, the United States of America declared war on Japan.
The front page of the December 8th, 1941, edition of New York World Telegram reads, ‘1500 dead in Hawaii’, and describes the U.S. decision to declare war on Japan.