Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Tribute to the 70th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor

December 7, 1941, is a date that will always be remembered in U.S. history. It was a day where this nation found itself being attacked on its own soil, falling victim to a surprise aerial attack by the Imperial Japanese Navy that claimed the lives of more than 2,000 Americans, including 68 civilians. The events propelled the U.S.’s involvement in World War II, and the following day this nation declared war on Japan. 

Below are a few pictures from the National Archives and an AP photo of the devastation from that fateful day. 

A small boat rescues a crew member of the USS West Virginia from the water. (AP Photo)

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