On December 7, 1941 the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. The surprise attack launched America into World War II. There were 2, 403 Americans killed and 1,178 Americans, while many ships were damaged. Two of the ships, U.S.S. Arizona and the U.S.S. Utah were sunk and lost completely.
Back on the 4th of July, I visited the Pearl Harbor Memorial. On this day I am reflecting on the names on the wall to the oil coming out of the U.S.S. Arizona. There are many men who were on the U.S.S. Arizona who are still in the ship below.
The visit to the Pearl Harbor Memorial came with a visit to the aircraft hanger that still contains the bullet holes. The windows have yet to be replaced from that dreadful day in 1941. All around this area there is the constant reminder of what happened.
“The Date that will live in infamy,” as Franklin D. Roosevelt said is a day that we still remember today. The attack on Pearl Harbor is one that will not be forgotten, neither will the men who were serving their country on Sunday December 7, 1941.