Sixty-Nine years ago today, the Japanese launched a surprise attack on Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. This attack for be the event that pushed the United States into World War II. The United States was the lost of 2,350 lives, including 68 civilians, and 1,178 injured. Over 1000 sailors lost their lives on the USS Arizona where most are still entombed til this day.
The United States declared war on December 8, 1941 against Japan. On December 11, 1941, Japan's allies, Germany and Italy declared was against the United States. Within weeks after Pearl Harbor, Japan invaded many of the island in the Pacific including the Philippines.
Lets take time now is remember all who fault and died on this day 69 years ago. Thank you for your service.