Today is the 71st anniversary of the surprise attack at Pearl Harbor, "a Date which will live in Infamy," which forced the United States into World War II. Over 2,000 people are gathering in remembrance of this day, notably holding a moment of silence at 7:55am, the time the raid began in 1941. In addition, a Navy crew will honor the USS Arizona Memorial as their ship passes, and the Hawaii Air National Guard will fly a missing man formation. The Pearl Harbor attack claimed 2,390 military and 49 civilians lives.
By Aaron Mercer, Vice President Government Relations
Published: December 7, 2012