At 7:55 a.m, December 7, 1941 Japanese dive
bombers began attacking Pearl Harbor. Most of the
Pacific fleet was made useless by these attacks.
When the attack ended 2,400 were killed and 1,200
We also lost 5 of our 8 battleships, 3 destroyers,
and 7 other ships along with 200 aircraft. The next
day President Roosevelt went before a joint session
of Congress and said “Yesterday, December 7, 1941–a
date which will live in infamy–the United States of
America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by
naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan.”
The attack thrust us into World War 1 and by the
end of the war we would lose another 400,000. We
know it’s late, but we felt this important enough
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