The Infamous Attack on Pearl Harbor is Remembered as US Flags Fly at Half Mast

By on Dec 7, 2010 in Events, United States Comments

The infamous attack on Pearl Harbor is remembered, as US flags fly at half staff in government facilities and public places. This is according to international reports, December 7, 2010.

The commemoration of the attack on Pearl Harbor brings to mind that infamous day when the Imperial Army of Japan attacked Pearl Harbor on that peaceful and pleasant day of December 7, 1941. Japanese aircraft destroyed ships and naval facilities, killing thousands of soldiers and civilians.

Up to this day, the survivors of that early morning tragedy could still remember it vividly.  The Japanese planes had dropped bombs and obliterated US Naval ships and thousands had died on that infamous day. It had marked also the declaration of war by the US against Japan.

This day honors the more than 2,000 military men who have sacrificed their lives for their country.  There were more than 1,000 wounded and 57 civilians killed with 35 wounded. There were more than 100 aircraft damaged.

It marks also as a Day of Remembrance for the 3,000 personnel who survived the attack. This number is slowly dwindling as the brave men succumb to old age.

Pearl Harbor Memorial Image credit: history.com

Here is a video from YouTube of the USS Arizona Pearl Harbor.



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