Remembering Pearl Harbor

By Tierra Warren:

Seventy years ago today, Japanese naval and air forces launched a surprise attack on the United States at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii.

More than 2,400 Americans perished and 1,178 military personnel and civilians were wounded. In the attack, America lost 188 aircraft, 8 battleships, 3 destroyers, 3 cruisers, and 1 minelayer.

The shock and anger caused by the attack on Pearl Harbor united a nation and ultimately led to victory in World War II.

Today we pause to remember the 70th anniversary of Pearl Harbor. We at The Heritage Foundation salute and remember the men and women in uniform who served this country then and those continue to do so today.

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