Remembering The Attack On Pearl Harbor 71 Years Later

Across the country, many schools continue the study of the effects of the Pearl Harbor and honor those who perished as a result of the attack. (credit: Getty Images)
Across the country, many schools continue the study of the effects of the Pearl Harbor and honor those who perished as a result of the attack. (credit: Getty Images)
The day following the attack on Pearl Harbor, the United States declared war on Japan. (credit: Getty Images)
The day following the attack on Pearl Harbor, the United States declared war on Japan. (credit: Getty Images)
Did you know that journalist Betty McIntosh, a reporter for the Honolulu Star-Bulletin from 1940-1942, was asked to write an article after the Pearl Harbor bombing for the newspaper’s female readers? (credit: Getty Images)
Did you know that journalist Betty McIntosh, a reporter for the Honolulu Star-Bulletin from 1940-1942, was asked to write an article after the Pearl Harbor bombing for the newspaper’s female readers? (credit: Getty Images)
The attack on Pearl Harbor is also referred to as Hawaii Operation or Operation Al. (credit: Getty Images)
The attack on Pearl Harbor is also referred to as Hawaii Operation or Operation Al. (credit: Getty Images)
During the attack on Pearl Harbor, some 2,402 sailors, soldiers, airmen, and civilians were  killed, and another 1,247 were wounded. (credit: Getty Images)
During the attack on Pearl Harbor, some 2,402 sailors, soldiers, airmen, and civilians were killed, and another 1,247 were wounded. (credit: Getty Images)
According to data from  the National World War II Museum, only about 1.5 million of the 16 million soldiers who served in World War II are still alive. Nearly 700 of them dying per day. (credit: Getty Images)
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According to data from the National World War II Museum, only about 1.5 million of the 16 million soldiers who served in World War II are still alive. Nearly 700 of them dying per day. (credit: Getty Images)
Friday marked Seventy-one years ago that the Imperial Japanese Navy launched a devastating, surprise attack against American naval forces at Pearl Harbor. (credit: Getty Images)
Friday marked Seventy-one years ago that the Imperial Japanese Navy launched a devastating, surprise attack against American naval forces at Pearl Harbor. (credit: Getty Images)
Today, those who remain survivors of the Pearl Harbor attack are in their late eighties and nineties.  (credit: Getty Images)
Today, those who remain survivors of the Pearl Harbor attack are in their late eighties and nineties. (credit: Getty Images)
During the attack on Pearl Harbor, America lost eight battleships, hundreds of airplanes, and 2,400 navy, marine, army, and civilian personnel. (credit: Getty Images)
During the attack on Pearl Harbor, America lost eight battleships, hundreds of airplanes, and 2,400 navy, marine, army, and civilian personnel. (credit: Getty Images)
On December 7, 1941, Europe was fighting Nazi Germany and President Franklin D. Roosevelt was preparing the United States for an inevitable entry into the conflict. (credit: Getty Images)
On December 7, 1941, Europe was fighting Nazi Germany and President Franklin D. Roosevelt was preparing the United States for an inevitable entry into the conflict. (credit: Getty Images)
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