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Today marks the 72nd anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor…

On this day in 1941 at 7:55 a.m. (Hawaii time) a Japanese dive bomber appears above the island of Oahu, followed by a swarm of more than 300 Japanese warplanes – They descended upon the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor in a ferocious surprise attack that drew the U.S. into World War II, spanning 4 years and cost the lives of more than 400,000 Americans.

“Yesterday, the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked. No matter now long it may take us to overcome this premeditated invasion, the American people in their righteous might will win through to absolute victory.” ~President Roosevelt, December 8, 1941

Pearl Harbor USS Arizona Memorial

Pearl Harbor USS Arizona Memorial

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