Pearl Harbor 75th Anniversary Remembrance

December 7, 2016, marks the 75th anniversary of #PearlHarbor. Americans were impacted in a way like no other when the Japanese attacked the United States’ Pacific fleet at Pearl Harbor Hawaii.

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President Barack Obama places a wreath at the USS Arizona Memorial in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, Dec. 29, 2011. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) President Barack Obama places a wreath at the USS Arizona Memorial in
Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, Dec. 29, 2011. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

The USS Arizona Memorial, located at Pearl Harbor in HonoluluHawaiʻi, marks the resting place of 1,102 of the 1,177 sailors killed on the USS Arizona during the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 by Japanese imperial forces and commemorates the events of that day. The attack on Pearl Harbor and the island of Oʻahu was the action that led to United States involvement in World War II.

The memorial, dedicated in 1962, is visited by more than one million people annually. Accessible only by boat, it straddles the sunken hull of the battleship without touching it. Historical information about the attack, shuttle…

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