The morning of December 7th, 1941 dawned like any other day. Peaceful and beautiful. Until 7:55 am. At 7:55 am, the course of American history and World War II changed forever. It was at this time the Japan, the nation of the Rising Son, sent a strike force of 360 planes to Hawaii. Their intention was to cripple the United States military and what better way to do this then to strike the Pacific Fleet stationed at the Naval base at Pearl Harbor. This devastating and surprise attack occurred while Japanese ambassadors were negotiating with America regarding the oil embargo the United States had placed on Japan in response to their invasion of China.
So many lost their lives that day, a day which President Roosevelt declared in his December 8th speech “a date which will live in infamy.” Total loss of live was 2,400 brave American souls. Among those…
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