In approximately two hours the Japanese killed over 2000 and wounded over 1000 American soldiers and sailors on the morning of December 7, 1941. The attack on Pearl Harbor pushed the United States to declare war on Japan and enter World War II.
“December 7, 1941, A date which will live in infamy,” the most famous line of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s speech after the bombing, prompted Americans to unite in their anger to defend our country.
The National Park Service commemorated the 70th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attacks on the back lawn of the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center. A naval fly over will honor those lost on the USS Arizona.